Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1269655

Observation date: August 15, 2020
Submitted by: SkybluMedia
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Grape Leaffolder (Desmia funeralis) on Pepper Vine (Ampelopsis arborea) at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 18, 2020
Coordinator notes: This is either Desmia maculalis or Desmia funeralis. A dorsal view photo and a photo of the underside of the abdomen along with a measurement of the wingspan are needed to separate the 2 species.