Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1309372

Phantom Hemlock Looper
Nepytia phantasmaria

Observation date: August 27, 2021
Submitted by: Breck Breckenridge
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flying somewhat like a butterfly which it resembles, but the feathered antennae says otherwise. Habit was flying slowly low; interested in grass and occasionally alighting on wooden deck. Early morning cloudiness, light breeze, dry, cool. Very difficult to see dorsal side of wings; only one image showing same, but out of focus, caught in flight. Other images shown some of the dorsal wing features with moth at rest.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: August 30, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Island County