Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1241217

White-tipped Black
Melanchroia chephise

Observation date: January 16, 2020
Date notes: Partly cloudy and cool. Moth was interested in a bee-attractant bush in our garden.
Submitted by: Diane R Halpin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This supposedly is a West Coast of USA moth and I couldn’t locate a match in Florida. the white on the wingtips is broader on my moth but it is red-shouldered and the hind wings have a narrower span of white on tips. I may have if’s it wrong as it is not a perfect fit of named species.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: January 18, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Marion County