Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1195475

The Bruce Spanworm
Operophtera bruceata

Observation date: November 26, 2018
Submitted by: jrmbutterfly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On a white painted wall. Pouring rain. About 8 degrees C. Saw at least 20 moths here all perched with wings spread flat. Not sure if all the same species but they all appear similar.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: November 29, 2018
Coordinator notes: ID based on strongly contrasting banding, which brumata lacks.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia