Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 709262

Ernestine's Moth
Phytometra ernestinana

Observation date: May 13, 2012
Submitted by: bentert
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth was flushed from the understory of a wet flatwoods and quickly landed again whereupon it was able to be approached only extremely slowly. It was about 85F, with about 90% cloud cover, dry conditios, and a 6mph northwest breeze.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: May 13, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Collier County