Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1238016

Observation date: October 20, 2019
Date notes: sighting for Oct. 17, 2019,
Submitted by: Joyce Kozdrowski
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: No moth sightings for about 10 days, colder weather in the minus zones at night, windy, rainy. Warming up, about 8C that night. One or two moths, then three or four, and in about two hours there were 12 or 13, all with the same markings, some slightly larger, lighter coloration from almost white to light tan to darker tan. On porch light and around it on the walls and door. Dorsal and ventral images.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: October 22, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia