Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1305556

Decorated Owlet
Pangrapta decoralis

Observation date: August 03, 2021
Submitted by: Peter Homann
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found resting under a globe lamp with its wings raised at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. The moth had retained that posture when I took a photo the next day in daylight after I had kept it in our refrigerator overnight and warmed it to room temperature. Forewing length ≈13mm.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: August 07, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Leon County