Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1159028

Observation date: June 17, 2016
Submitted by: Eric Olson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: MV/UV Lights
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: June 02, 2018
Coordinator notes: There is a small chance this could be the Pink Prominent, but since H. venus is restricted to the southern Colorado area (whereas the Pink Prominent is much more common in the eastern U.S.), your suggested ID is almost certainly correct. Almost nothing is known about this moth, so if you ever see one again, I suggest you record as much detail about the observation as possible (time of day/year, behavior, weather, temperature, nearby vegetation (oak?), elevation, etc.) and submit it to BAMONA. The more information this database contains, the better!
Checklist region(s): Ouray County, United States, Colorado