Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1350766

Observation date: January 01, 2023
Submitted by: SamanthaI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 02, 2023
Coordinator notes: Burnsius albescens and B. communis can't be distinguished from each other using photographs. Looking at ranges, however, I think Killeen is too far north (in Texas, anyway) to expect B. albescens, while B. communis is found everywhere in Texas and much of the lower 48. There are certainly sightings of B. albescens in Austin and elsewhere but without dissection it's impossible to know whether they're correct. To be safe, I can certainly say that this is either one or the other.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bell County