Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1285605

Observation date: August 13, 2018
Submitted by: Ronald van Oosteroom
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 13, 2021
Coordinator notes: D. maculalis and D. funeralis cannot be distinguished in typical dorsal view photos. Quoting from MPG, "...D. funeralis individuals have a solid white patch on the underside of the abdomen on segments 1-5 (or may have a slight break on segment 3). D. maculalis individuals have a broken white patch, where about 1/2 of segments 3 and 4 are clearly dark...maculalis looks striped on the underside, whereas funeralis...is basically solid white." JR
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