Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 709357

Riding's Forester Moth
Alypia ridingsii

Observation date: May 13, 2012
Submitted by: Thomas Paine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sipping nectar from an apple blossom.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: May 15, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Douglas County