Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1079474

Observation date: July 20, 2014
Submitted by: Betsy Higgins
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: "Peter Jump reports that you can't separate Acrolophus variabilis [0385] from A. macrophallus [0363] without looking at the genitalia (although in some cases the forewing length can distinguish the species)." from MPG. so perhaps A. sp is the best we can do.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: May 31, 2018
Coordinator notes: I hesitate to do Acrolophus, as there are so many undescribed species that are in the process of being described, but variabilis is widespread and in your area, and phenotypically it matches up so we will assume it is correct until more information regarding different species comes in!
Checklist region(s): Yavapai County, United States, Arizona