Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1116503

Live Oak Metria Moth
Metria amella

Observation date: May 13, 2017
Submitted by: czern3
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I think this is some kind of sphinx moth, but it is quite small. Probably about 2 inches wide, max. It was on the wall of my house that faces east during mid-afternoon. It is overcast today, muggy, but wasn't raining at the time. The moth stayed on the wall for many hours after I first noticed it.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: May 14, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Orange County