Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1133839

Observation date: August 12, 2017
Submitted by: botanybill
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I believe this is a White-headed Grape Leafroller - Desmia maculalis. It is a male as it has a distinct joint midway on each antenna, hindwing spot is not "pinched", and the wingspan is about 22 or 23 mm wide. The white "patch" on the abdomen is clearly broken with about half of segments 3 and 4 dark.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 12, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Howard County, United States, Maryland