Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1176867

Turbulent Phosphila
Phosphila turbulenta

Observation date: August 06, 2018
Submitted by: dburrell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Photographed this specimen on the ceiling of my porch while mothing. After examining the photo it appeared that she may have been ovipositing. Returned about an hour later and saw the egg mass left behind. Each egg was less than .5 mm in diameter and the total mass was about 6-7 mm across. The deposition site was a horizontal, painted aluminum surface.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: August 06, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Kanawha County, United States, West Virginia