Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1240741

White-spotted Cankerworm Moth
Paleacrita merriccata

Observation date: December 28, 2019
Date notes: The past few days have been unusually warm for this season, highs in upper 50’s to lower 60’s.
Submitted by: plawryniuk
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: My first instinct was that this was a Fall Cankerworm. Upon further investigation, I don’t think it is.. his markings are all wrong, and he has a very distinct white spot with black border.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: December 30, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Newport News