Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1227299

Orange Wing Moth
Mellilla xanthometata

Observation date: August 20, 2019
Submitted by: Tom Barson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: One of two very small yellow-brown moths or butterflies of the last few days. This one light open winged like a moth but seems not to have the feathery antennae.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: October 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: Highly variable. See MPG: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=6322
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Ingham County