Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 695811

Ernestine's Moth
Phytometra ernestinana

Observation date: January 09, 2012
Submitted by: bentert
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth flushed from grass and flushed once again from grass when approached too closely. It was in the lower 80s with a slight breeze and a lightly clouded sky.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: January 11, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Collier County, Florida, United States