Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1265015

Grape Leaffolder Moth
Desmia funeralis

Observation date: July 26, 2020
Submitted by: Woodsfarer
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mark Wheeler
Verified date: February 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: Could also be D. maculalis. See http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=5159. Need photo of the striping on the underside of the abdomen to separate D. funeralis from D. maculalis. I've verified as D. funeralis since this specimen doesn't have a white spot on the head, although this may or may not be a definitive characteristic.
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Midland County