Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1333986

Observation date: July 19, 2022
Submitted by: dawittrock2231
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near a floodlight on my deck. Don't know how you are handling these since BG indicates they can't be IDed without DNA analysis or dissection. I think it is either canadensisella or coronatella.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: July 20, 2022
Coordinator notes: In some cases a lot of guesswork on my part. Can't guarantee that I always have the correct ID. Re: Eupithecia species for future reference -- Note from Les Ferge to me - "Attempting to identify any Eupithecia species other than E. ravocostaliata from photos is hopeless. Specimens need to be collected and examined microscopically and sometimes dissected to assure correct identifications. " I suspect the same holds true for many of the less-common Acleris moths. Rob has been sending a number of moths to Joanne Russo for dissection.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Vilas County