Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1293865

Observation date: May 27, 2021
Submitted by: BarbSendelbach
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This must be a stray as the host plant does not occur in this county. The two closest shrubs I have seen were in Essex/Union and Middlesex counties where salt water marshes/estuaries occur. There were three individuals that I believe were all of the same species on the same night. The type of light did not matter. They moved around and were seen at the UV, MV and incandescent porch bulb.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: June 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: This does look like H. balanotes - see BG: https://bugguide.net/node/view/57435 JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Sussex County