Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1095230

Mottled Bomolocha Moth
Hypena palparia

Observation date: August 09, 2016
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Equilateral triangle-shaped moth, about 14 inch wingspan, dark velvety purplish-brown on most of it with dark gray lines and areas
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 08, 2021
Coordinator notes: The wingspan could not have been 14 inches; this is a small moth and the wingspan is typically between 27-33 mm.