Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

  Sighting 1235159

Observation date: September 26, 2019
Submitted by: Allen Belden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Older urban neighborhood with large trees. Attracted to mercury vapor light.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: November 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is either Diathrausta harlequinalis or D. reconditalis. These species cannot be distinguished reliably from photos. Range can be used in some regions. T
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Richmond