Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1271311

Adorable Brocade
Platypolia mactata

Observation date: August 23, 2020
Submitted by: dawittrock2231
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near a floodlight on my deck. I frequently have trouble visualizing for a match when wings are open like this. The deep notch in the AM line and the coloring seem to make this mactata. ( I wasn't sure that one was a moth either)
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: August 25, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Vilas County