Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 548701

Observation date: July 27, 2011
Submitted by: BAMONA
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on a cool summer night in the mountains of Lake County CA, wings about 1.5 across with wings not expanded
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: October 12, 2011
Coordinator notes: I am pretty sure this is Catocala ophelia. It is restricted in range so it has not been listed on the website before, and I would like to have had a clear picture of the upper side of the hindwings, but the forewing pattern is relatively distinctive, so I have a fair confidence level in the identification.. Nothing is absolutely sure in Catocala, however! Sorry it took so long. Kelly
Checklist region(s): Lake County, California, United States