Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1098520

Western Bean Cutworm
Striacosta albicosta

Observation date: August 13, 2016
Submitted by: Slugbait
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen inside Quarry main shop - appeared distressed, skimming the floor while spinning in circles. Never gained more than a foot or so in altitude. Paused its seemingly frantic movements often (exhausted?) When not actively flapping its wings rapidly it never closed them more than that shown in the photo. After 3-4 minutes it crawled under a bench and out of sight. Maybe it came in contact with one of the large ceiling lights (which I imagine are quite hot)
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 24, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario