Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1332926

Spear-Marked Black Moth/White-banded Black Moth
Rheumaptera hastata/subhastata

Observation date: June 29, 2022
Submitted by: jctaylor
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This insect was immobile and kept its wings out flat for several minutes, never folding them over its back like butterflies often do. Its wingspan was about 1.5 inches. I don't know the plants it was on that are in the photo. It was in a narrow riparian area of Yellowdog Creek with nearby mature conifer forest at about 3,250 feet elevation. Weather - sunny, no wind, about 75 degrees F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: February 06, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Shoshone County