Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1311198

Bracken Borer Moth
Papaipema pterisii

Observation date: September 10, 2021
Submitted by: robpendergast
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to lights. I submitted 1310130 as you suggested and 1310887 to bugguide, I’ll update them if needed whenever someone gets around to taking a look at them. Thanks again!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: September 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: Neat moth. Yes, sometimes it takes some time for insects to be identified on BG. I've recently had a number of galls identified which were posted in 2008.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Portage County