Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1325425

Common Hyppa
Hyppa xylinoides

Observation date: May 27, 2022
Submitted by: robpendergast
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Best of luck with the Leucania ID’s, looking through some references it does seem that genus is pretty difficult to ID. I scrolled through some conversations on the Moths of the Eastern US and Canada Facebook page and James Adams might be a good contact for getting ID’s for that genus. I also learned that L. adjuta is the easiest to ID by flipping it over to see if it has a black marking on the underside of the forewing, but I’m sure you probably know this given your excellent expertise.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: May 28, 2022
Coordinator notes: Looks like you had another great night of mothing. I've been posting some of my other insects on iN and have been getting some IDed to species that have languished for some time on BG but at least they were IDed to genus already which seems to help.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Portage County