Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1142871

Observation date: September 21, 2017
Submitted by: bobscafe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On walls and ceiling about the patio lights. At least a dozen about, I caught 8, and submitting 2 as the second is either worn or different. Don't know that I have seen so many of this moth before, so am surprised at the numbers of them appearing last night. This is the second moth submitted. Usually only see singles.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: October 06, 2017
Coordinator notes: Double postmedian line leads me to believe this is defensaria.
Checklist region(s): British Columbia, Canada