Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1171445

Orange Wing Moth
Mellilla xanthometata

Observation date: July 18, 2018
Submitted by: Vince Moxon
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Bright sunny day, upper seventies/low eighties. Breezy. It was flying rapidly back and forth around the patio for about 20 minutes before finally settling on a Weigela leaf where it sat for over 15 minutes.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: November 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Illinois, DuPage County