Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Yellow Sunflower Moth
Stiria rugifrons

Observation date: September 25, 2016
Submitted by: seasonsandcycles
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: As stated above, KState entomologist and I were unable to identify. Located on Helianthus salicifolius disk flower head, curled around it as if to mimic nearby ray flowers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 28, 2016
Coordinator notes: This is a bit more yellow than pictures I have seen, but the shape and markings look right for Stiria rugifrons. SAT. see other photos on bugguide.net http://bugguide.net/node/view/7818
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Saline County