Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1285708

Observation date: July 15, 2018
Submitted by: w
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to an incandescent porch light.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Mark Wheeler
Verified date: February 16, 2021
Coordinator notes: Could also be P. riscana as ranges overlap. P. riscana has been reported on BAMONA in MN before, while P. villana has not. P. riscana seems to be darker in general than P. villana, but some P. riscana photos on BugGuide and FieldGuide Leps could arguably be matches. iNaturalist suggests P.villana while FieldGuide Leps suggests P. riscana. A lateral view would help, as always with any "three-dimensional" moths. Accepting as P. villana only because it's lighter coloration seems more common.
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, Carlton County