Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1137370

Early Zanclognatha Moth/Dark Zanclognatha Moth
Zanclognatha cruralis-obscuripennis

Observation date: August 20, 2017
Submitted by: eattaway92
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 27, 2017
Coordinator notes: This is either Zanclognatha cruralis or Zanclognatha obscuripennis. Current thinking among experts is that despite information to the contrary there is in fact no way to separate these two species from appearance alone.
Checklist region(s): Jackson County, United States, Illinois