Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1143118

Observation date: August 11, 2017
Submitted by: jwunder3
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The butterfly was on a Shrubby Cinquefoil plant along the Crag's trail
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 27, 2017
Coordinator notes: This is actually a day-flying moth, not a butterfly. The easiest clue to tell moths from butterflies is to look at the antennae. They are filamentous or feather looking on moths without any club at the end. You can find out more about it on the BAMONA site or with a web search using the scientific name. Sorry it took me so long to ID your submission. If you have others pending I will get them done this week. Mike
Checklist region(s): Teller County, United States, Colorado