Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1227659

Observation date: August 20, 2019
Submitted by: mdpierce
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Insect was on a sliding glass door for several hours; cloudy day. Size: approximately 1 inch long by 1.5 inches wide. Native plants include: Butterfly weed; spicebush; euonymus americana; helianthus species and others. Photos taken from angle; insect was flat against glass door.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: November 22, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Fairfax County