Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1363917

Spear-Marked Black Moth/White-banded Black Moth
Rheumaptera hastata/subhastata

Observation date: July 11, 2023
Submitted by: Ellen Steel
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We were doing a butterfly survey for the Cascades Butterfly project and caught this on the Naches Peak Trail at the edge of Mt. Rainier national park. At first I assumed it was a Skipper but I couldn't find one that looked right and am wondering if it is actually a moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: July 17, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Partner project: Cascades Butterfly Project
Cascades Butterfly Protected Areas: Mt. Rainier National Park
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Pierce County