Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1289594

Observation date: May 26, 2020
Submitted by: wilderneyes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was warm and sunny weather. The moth was observed resting in the shade on some outdoor screening. Its forewings were pulled back far enough to touch each other, its hindwings sat more relaxed. The edge of the wings have a jagged, uneven shape. The body is very round and robust, with visible fur smooth and flattened down. The shape of the collar where it meets the head is very rounded, and the mouthpiece is visible making for a somewhat pointed face shape. The colour is overall a reddish orange with white and black markings interspersed across the wings, including a squareish white mark on the middle of the forewing. Colouration becomes paler near the head and wing edges, and darker and redder near the outer edge of the forewings and on the hindwings.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Mark Wheeler
Verified date: May 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Saskatchewan