Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1329944

Joyful Holomelina
Virbia laeta

Observation date: June 24, 2022
Submitted by: robpendergast
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Agree that 1329008 is Gillmeria pallidactyla leg and wing pattern matches better. Also had an update on record 1327617 on iNat: Prionoxystus macmurtria per nearctica. I checked out some of your recent iNat observations, you’ve had some neat insects! I hope you get a lot more!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: June 28, 2022
Coordinator notes: Got back into looking for all kinds of insects, not just moths. My aim for years has been to just see what is present within walking distance of where I live. Spent some time at the local conservancy park (which at least they have stopped mowing the time being) and had some luck in finding some new stuff. The local herd of deer (11 at least) is doing its best to eat up everything in sight but there are still some things safe from them. Just mentioned to the others in this group that I may be a bit slower in IDing moths as the numbers build up. I see that you have another fine collection of moths. I made the correction on 1327617.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Portage County