Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1263951

Orange Mint Moth
Pyrausta orphisalis

Observation date: July 27, 2020
Submitted by: cgull57
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: approx .5 inches, on blooming peppermint plant
Status: Resident
Verified by: Allen B
Verified date: January 30, 2022
Coordinator notes: Though more commonly encountered at lights during the night Pyraustine moths are sometimes observed nectaring during the day.
Checklist region(s): District of Columbia, United States