Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1209354

Langston's Forester
Alypia langtoni

Observation date: June 09, 2019
Submitted by: LaurieL_AK
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Approximately 5 of these were flying together on the edge of a meadow. Some seemed to fly together almost like a frenetic 'kettle' of hawks. The wings would remain open when the moths/butterflies landed. Weather was warm for local conditions and partly sunny.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: June 11, 2019
Coordinator notes: First photo is female, second is male
Checklist region(s): United States, Alaska