Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1295262

Observation date: June 14, 2021
Submitted by: dawittrock2231
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near a floodlight on my deck. Per BG, I decided the basal spot was more quadrangular, the distal spot more round, and there is white scaling edging the AM line.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: June 17, 2021
Coordinator notes: I photographed one of these for my first time earlier in late May and early June. I had sent a photo of the first moth to Les Ferge for identification. He wrote back to me with the following info - "It is distinguished from P. putnami by its metallic gold antemedial line. It actually is widespread, particularly in northern Wisconsin wetlands, but rarely seen in the southern counties and the Driftless Area. Its true distribution (as with many species) is not reflected in the online resources. There are documented records in 23 Wisconsin counties." (note from Les Ferge)
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Vilas County