Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1138236

Observation date: August 26, 2017
Submitted by: Dave Webb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to MV lamp set up at junction of three habitats: 120-year-old stand of mixed oaks (White Oak, Willow Oak), 15-yr-old stand of Sweetgum, and recently mowed old field. Partly cloud skies, new moon, light breeze, temp 60 F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 30, 2017
Coordinator notes: This could be either Diathrausta harlequinalis or D. reconditalis. These species cannot be distinguished reliably from photos. Range can be used in some regions.
Checklist region(s): Harford County, United States, Maryland