Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1119601

Light Marathyssa
Marathyssa basalis

Observation date: June 08, 2017
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: About 3/4 inch along the wings' edges, moth folds its wings into little tubes and contorts body tremendously up into a "C" shape. This one is white with yellow and brown patches, and orange tufts all along its body -- has a web of white lines on the body as well
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 20, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.