Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1294128

White Pine Cone Borer
Eucosma tocullionana

Observation date: June 06, 2021
Submitted by: dawittrock2231
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near a floodlight on my deck. Bears are the reason I watch moths. I started turning on the floodlights about an hour before letting the dog out at night in the (probably misguided) hope it would scare the bears away. Started noticing moths, an Ilia Underwing got me hooked.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: June 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: Eucopina tocullionana. We never expected to see a bear where we live but apparently some of them have been making their way south. I think this may have been the same bear that was also seen recently in several nearby towns.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Vilas County