Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1193997

Swordsman Dart
Agrotis gladiaria

Observation date: November 07, 2018
Submitted by: elopm
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Porch light. Very dark overcast, 58 degrees, and ground soaked from the night rain. Total length 20 mm. For the past week, many Swordsman Darts and Fringed Darts have been swarming together early in the morning around my house front porch light, but this one was at the old storage trailer porch light. On this dart I noticed a difference from others in the orbicular area. There are black squares here surrounded by golden veins.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: December 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Johnson County