Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 726361

White-banded Black
Rheumaptera subhastata

Observation date: July 05, 2012
Submitted by: Billfish
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Extremely common in forest openings during daylight hours, feeding on wildflowers and "puddling" in wet earth near roadsides. Four to five individuals in our campsite at one moment. These densities were not a site-specific phenomenon, as I saw similar numbers whenever I looked, in a 20 mile radius over a 3 day period.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kent
Verified date: July 11, 2012
Coordinator notes: As far as I can tell the hindwing markings on your specimen are correct for subhastata. Thank you for your sighting!
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Shoshone County