Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1338837

Southern Pink Moth
Pyrausta inornatalis

Observation date: August 08, 2022
Submitted by: Brad GUSTAFSON
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Very small pink moth it landed on a terrarium i have outside so i could get shots of the front and back of the moth!
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: August 13, 2022
Coordinator notes: Interesting record - grotei is the most obvious candidate, but it seems to consistently sport a subapical pale patch, whereas this specimen shows no trace of such a mark. Transport is the most likely explanation. This record should be considered tentative, as the photo is not as focused as I would like it to be.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Multnomah County