Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 523644

Common Hyppa
Hyppa xylinoides

Observation date: March 23, 2011
Submitted by: barbarianlibrarian
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Discovered at Marsh-Billings- Rockefeller NHP in Woodstock, VT on top of fairly deep snow beside a heavily wooded carriage trail. Woods were primarily hardwood (beech and sugar maple predominant) with some hemlock and stands of pine (spp?) nearby. This seemed to be an extremely early emergence as temps have been low and snow recent - assume this is a species which overwinters in larval phase. Very torpid, as expected at 30 degree temp and light snow!
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Vermont, Windsor County