Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Variable Carpet
Anticlea vasiliata

Observation date: May 13, 2018
Date notes: This is the first day of green leaves on the trees in Fairbanks.
Submitted by: RobertWeeden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 50 F. There seemed to be many of these flying around very actively. I was not able to get a picture of any except when they trapped themselves in the greenhouse as they rarely landed and then never long enough for me to catch them on camera. Very distinctive pointed wingtips different from the other moths I have found thus far. Wingspan 27 mm. I hope it is still possible to get an id with the light shining through the wings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: October 08, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Fairbanks North Star, Alaska, United States