Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1240163

Splendid Palpita
Palpita magniferalis

Observation date: July 08, 2018
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This moth was found near a light. Initially, after landing from flying, the fore wings would be folded back over the hind wings so the hind wings weren't visible. Then after a few seconds, the moth would move its fore wings forwards, revealing the hind wings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 20, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maine, Kennebec County