Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1129685

Observation date: July 27, 2017
Submitted by: RobertWeeden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 70 and sunny. I stirred this moth up while mowing my lawn (at this time of the year mostly clover). It flew with a rather heavy flight - wings working harder than its progress would have indicated. Once it landed in delphiniums, it remained at rest for quite a while, allowing me to go inside and get my camera, pull vegetation out of the way etc. Approximately 20 mm nose to tip of folded wings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: October 12, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Fairbanks North Star, United States, Alaska