Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1265872

Observation date: August 04, 2020
Submitted by: Cyrus Li
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Larger Catocala. Found under gas station lights. The moth briefly flew out from under the ceiling but was immediately harassed by two bats. It managed to evade the attackers and flew back underneath the ceiling. Later transported to a safer location and released. Did not appear alarmed when handled.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 09, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Montgomery County