Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1195150

Mayapple Borer Moth
Papaipema rutila

Observation date: August 11, 2018
Submitted by: Rick Welton
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In narrowing down the choice, I took in consideration that I have several hundred mayapple plants in my yard and that there are many more in the wooded area across the street to the north. Two specimens were seen about 20 minutes apart. This damaged specimen was first. Mayapple are within 20 ft of this window.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: November 22, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Indiana, Lake County