Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1223257

Field Bindweed Moth
Tyta luctuosa

Observation date: July 20, 2019
Submitted by: Dwaine Wagoner
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flushed while walking trail. 3-4 cm wingspan, est.
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: charleseharp
Verified date: August 06, 2019
Coordinator notes: This moth was released in eastern UT a number of years ago as a biological control for bindweed. It can now be common around Glenwood Springs, but has managed to get to three counties on the east slope.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Larimer County