Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1277603

Bracken Borer Moth
Papaipema pterisii

Observation date: September 14, 2020
Submitted by: dawittrock2231
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near a floodlight on my deck. I have compared this to the Bracken Borer Moths I have seen and there are difference in pattern that match description on BG. There is also a second small light basal area spot near the head that matches the spot highlighted with an arrow in Peterson.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: October 16, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Vilas County