Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1287402

Half-white Carpet Moth
Mesoleuca gratulata

Observation date: March 28, 2021
Date notes: A windy Sunday afternoon.
Submitted by: Deeflies
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was a rather windy day, no precipitation. I noticed this moth fluttering against my bedroom window, seeking escape. I approached it and when I cupped my hands around it (not touching it) it flew up my sleeve! I walked outside and carefully turned my sleeve so it could escape. It fluttered out and then to the ground and clung to a blade of grass. It remained still for about 10 minutes, then flew away.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: March 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Lane County