Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1203013

Large Purplish Gray
Iridopsis vellivolata

Observation date: April 18, 2019
Submitted by: Stephen G.
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 22, 2019
Coordinator notes: Based on size, this has to be I. vellivolata, the large purplish gray, which bugguide says ranges from 30-35 mm (3-3.5 cm) in wingspan. This specimen is close to 3.5 cm. The small purplish gray is typically only 2.4-2.8 cm
Checklist region(s): United States, Arkansas, Boone County