Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1158043

Observation date: May 19, 2018
Submitted by: etwcarroll
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was rainy & cool. Near a pond the moth climbed onto my son's boot & stayed put as he walked, then flew to other son's jacket where it stayed until we lured it onto a leaf and put it on a bush. The moth was actually light orange in color though the close-up photo appears yellow. Added 2nd photo which shows color more accurately.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: May 23, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Loudoun County, United States, Virginia