Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1229769

Field Bindweed Moth
Tyta luctuosa

Observation date: June 06, 2019
Submitted by: jetboulder@aol.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: on Blue flax, Adenolinum lewisii, Linaceae (Flax). This ID was suggested by one local person on i-naturalist, but never verified.
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: charleseharp
Verified date: August 29, 2019
Coordinator notes: Where was this seen? What County? It was introduced from Asia into UT as a biocontrol for bindweed. Becoming common on westslope, it has been found in Larimer and Boulder Counties in Colorado.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado