Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1252011

Unknown Pyreferra sp.
Pyreferra sp.

Observation date: June 07, 2020
Submitted by: KaceyElf
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hundred of them totally decimated a witch alder in 48 hours
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 18, 2020
Coordinator notes: I had originally thought this was Lithophanes querquera but the food plant - witch hazel - makes it more likely this is a Pyreferra. Also see BG: https://bugguide.net/node/view/733401
Checklist region(s): United States, Connecticut, Middlesex County