Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 695781

Ernestine's Moth
Phytometra ernestinana

Observation date: January 08, 2012
Submitted by: bentert
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The weather was in the low 80s, there was no wind, and there was a clear sky. The moth flushed and settled down again on a rush and could be approached very slowly.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: January 11, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Collier County, Florida, United States