Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1332647

Bent-winged Owlet Moth
Bleptina caradrinalis

Observation date: July 13, 2022
Submitted by: Bob Jacobson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Genus suggested by iNat. The realization that many moth genera include very similar-looking species makes me less confident in suggesting an ID at the species level! Small squares in the photo are approximately 2 mm on a side. At blacklights.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: July 13, 2022
Coordinator notes: I can add that if iNat offers Bleptina as a suggestion, it will be Bleptina caradrinalis since all the other Bleptina species are not found anywhere near Wisconsin. Of course, then one will be blown up here in a tornado!
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Chippewa County