Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1291939

Observation date: May 23, 2021
Date notes: Captured before midnight 05/23/2021, photographed next day
Submitted by: Peter Homann
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to black light illuminated house wall to be photographed next day. When detected I thought it might be a Galgula partita, but I am glad I caught it to have a careful look. It turned out to be that seemingly rare Chocolate moth (confirmed by a knowledgeable lepidopterist). Forewing length ≈18mm
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: May 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Leon County