Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1341228

Harnessed Moth
Apantesis phalerata

Observation date: August 26, 2022
Submitted by: jrtindall
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mostly sunny, 90℉, dew point 63℉. Found dead in spiderweb by garage light.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BarbSendelbach
Verified date: August 31, 2022
Coordinator notes: This species is not 100% identifiable without examination of the genitalia or dissection. However, it's a reasonable guess. Therefore, I agree with the submitter that it is likely A. phalerata.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Mercer County