Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1256601

Spotted Apatelodes Moth
Apatelodes torrefacta

Observation date: June 26, 2020
Submitted by: DDADCOOCDADD
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was a very low-wind and warm day, with rain coming in the following days, and a moon phase was early waxing crescent. It was one of many moths found in the same spot under super-LED lights at a gas station that is in a transitional area between sandy Bog meadows and piney residential area. The moth was parellel with the ground, and cling to the pavement with no movement over the course of 30 minutes of observation.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Sue Gregoire
Verified date: June 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Saratoga County