Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1365844

Darker Moodna Moth
Moodna ostrinella

Observation date: May 14, 2023
Submitted by: Brittanie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Came to lights. Honestly not sure what this is but the patterns/colors are almost identical to Moodna only this was huge compared to the ones I'm used to seeing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Sue Gregoire
Verified date: July 27, 2023
Coordinator notes: According to BugGuide the wingspan can be 11-17mm, A 6mm difference in such a small moth can be significant. Judging from the mesh at your light, this would fit into the species ostrinella.
Partner project: National Moth Week
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, New York County