Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1291878

Southern Pink Moth
Pyrausta inornatalis

Observation date: May 27, 2021
Submitted by: D Pederson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It is only about 1 cm in length and stayed on this flower (Black-eyed Susan) for over 30 minutes. It was not disturbed by me holding the flower to get a closer look. I was able to closely observe the antennae, which appear to match that of a butterfly and not a moth.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: September 06, 2022
Coordinator notes: This is a moth, so maybe one of our moth people can ID this, I'm a butterfly expert-Ken Davenport