Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 547842

Western Yellowstriped Armyworm
Spodoptera praefica

Observation date: July 25, 2011
Submitted by: AKimages
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this moth snoozing on my beach towel which was hanging outside in the shade, probably taking a respite from the heat (it was 88 degrees in the shade at nearly 6:00 in the evening). Looking at it head-on up close, it reminds me of a little bat with an upturned snout.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: August 30, 2011
Coordinator notes: First photo of this relatively common moth, so congratulations!
Checklist region(s): San Diego County, California, United States