Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1296330

Smartweed Borer Moth
Ostrinia obumbratalis

Observation date: June 18, 2021
Submitted by: dawittrock2231
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near a floodlight on my deck. Obumbratalis appears paler with a less clearly defined terminal line than penitalis in photos. I think it must be one of those two, food source is present for both.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: June 22, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Vilas County