Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Brown Bark Carpet
Horisme intestinata

Observation date: May 30, 2022
Submitted by: robpendergast
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Yesterday and today were both incredible, albeit this morning was a bit windier and overrun with various Scarabaeforms than yesterday (nothing wrong with them, just feels like dodging bic lighters at times). Hope you had some good ones at your lights! Also apologies in advance for the number of observations.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: May 31, 2022
Coordinator notes: Looks like you had some super nights of mothing. I might be a bit slow in verifying for now with so many moths but I'm enjoying it. The June beetles have been showing up in small numbers so far but I expect the numbers will increase. I set them up on the deck as I catch them. The next morning the birds are there in a flash carrying them off to feed their young. Had several juvenile grackles and one juvenile robin on the deck this morning. I didn't get out to do much mothing since I also had some gardening to do. Not enough energy to do both in one day. So far it looks like this will be a good year around here judging by the number of Ophion wasps that show up at night.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Portage County