Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 691218

Observation date: November 15, 2011
Submitted by: AKDavies Photography
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I discovered this beautiful moth on the inside surface of our sliding glass door screen. After taking a few photographs, I took it outside and released it. I was astonished and fascinated when it reappeared 6 days later in the same place -- on the inside surface of the screen! The profile shot was taken while the moth was clinging to the glass window, and the full-body shot was taken after I released it outside and it landed on a carpeted mat. Weather: sunny, clear, gentle breeze, temp about 65 degrees.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: January 19, 2012
Coordinator notes: Actually identified correctly by the submitter, who researched this well. Kelly
Checklist region(s): San Diego County, California, United States