Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1264733

Strawberry Crown Moth
Synanthedon bibionipennis

Observation date: July 29, 2020
Date notes: Out for a bike ride / photo shoot on the Galloping Goose trail on Southern Vancouver Island on July 29 2020
Submitted by: ian_cyclist
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Out taking photos of pollinators one sunny afternoon in late July when I spotted this exotic-looking winged insect feeding on a small daisy. Didn't realize it was a moth at first. Fortunately it didn't fly away when I slowly closed in to take photos and videos of it as it fed on the daisy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: December 04, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia