Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1333092

Observation date: July 13, 2022
Submitted by: robpendergast
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I’ve found anything in Boarmiini can be pretty perplexing. I saw you had shared a link that covers Herpetogramma on iNat the other day, I didn’t get a chance to look too much into it and I can’t find it now. Could you send the link again please? I’d definitely be interested in looking it over, anything that will help expand my knowledge of the genus would be greatly appreciated! Between the bright moon and wind over the last few days, things have been kind of slow. Still some interesting moths around though.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: July 16, 2022
Coordinator notes: Sorry about that. I removed the link because I thought you might have seen it already. The links are available on one of my moth entries. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126101001 One of my moths was given the suggested ID as Herpetogramma aquilonalis which I found to be strange that suddenly this moth was showing up in Wisconsin although it looks like H. abdominalis. So doing a little searching I finally found the explanation. If and when these changes will show up on BG is unknown as I haven't seen any mention there of any pending changes for these moths. MPG may have started making the changes as I can no longer find H. abdominalis on a separate page but rather listed as a synomym for other Herpetogramma sp.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Portage County