Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1185578

Geranium Plume Moth
Amblyptilia pica

Observation date: September 05, 2018
Submitted by: Boba
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There is an orchid called the Rattlesnake Plantain that is a smaller version starting to bloom right now. Of interest is they were covered with numerous plume moths and no other insects. The moths were obviously feeding on the orchids nectar.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: September 06, 2018
Coordinator notes: Tentative ID - a straight-on dorsal is preferred for this difficult group.
Checklist region(s): Juneau, United States, Alaska