Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1335106

Black-banded Owlet Moth
Phalaenostola larentioides

Observation date: July 23, 2022
Submitted by: robpendergast
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Thanks for the Haploa insight! Agree that 1334252 looks better for E. muzaria - upon a closer look E. johnsonaria appears to have a serrate forewing. 1334247 is S. badistriga per Kyle Johnson - he noted that S. dinalda is more of a boreal species and has less white scaling. Thanks for the info on the other Sympistis! Kyle also mentioned that 1326226 is Acronicta betulae and said if Les disagrees to contact him. Happy National Moth Week! :) Are you seeing any neat ones? Also here’s the link to the 2022 iNat project in case you haven’t joined yet: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/national-moth-week-2022
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: July 26, 2022
Coordinator notes: Thanks for the updates on IDs. I'll just leave 1326226 as is. I joined the Nat. Moth Week. Nothing spectacular but each time I go out I do find a few new ones. Don't know when I'll get around to posting although I do try to post a few now and again. Pretty busy this time of year on BAMONA.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Portage County