Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1209126

Common Spring Moth
Heliomata cycladata

Observation date: June 10, 2019
Submitted by: MimTruax
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I'm a pretty decent amateur lepidopterist but this one stumped me. He was landing on sunlit leaves in my butterfly garden (where I have swamp milkweed, gasplants, anise hyssop, joe pye weed, etc.). He was tiny (perhaps 3/4" wingspan?) but I finally got close enough to take a photo I could enlarge. I was trying to tell from his body and antennae whether he was a butterfly or moth or skipper. I'm suspecting he's a moth due to his fat body.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mark Wheeler
Verified date: December 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Ramsey County