Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1212202

Southern Purple Mint Moth
Pyrausta laticlavia

Observation date: June 26, 2019
Submitted by: UncleV
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This little guy is about the size of my smallest fingernail. It doesn’t sit still for long, but was investigating the flowers and leaves of our spicy oregano plants. At dusk, dry evening with temperature about 85, very slight breeze, Dallas, Texas area suburban backyard.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 02, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Collin County