Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1329500

Minor Angle Moth
Macaria minorata

Observation date: June 24, 2022
Submitted by: dawittrock2231
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near a floodlight on my deck. This moth had a WS of approx. 25-27mm, which would make it too large to be M. minorata. I find it interesting BG does not talk about how to distinguish these 2. It appears to me size is the primary differentiator. Would appreciate your thoughts.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: June 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: Compare the two species on iNaturalist using Explore (filtered for research grade). The differences between the two species is quite noticeable. M. transitaria seems to be heavily patterned. Haven't read anything about the size differences so I can't offer an opinion on that.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Vilas County