Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 727058

Observation date: July 14, 2012
Submitted by: PDunwiddie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Very tiny, day-flying moth (8mm), only seen in bare, alpine gravel just below summit of peak (elev 6300'), where it was locally common. Exhibited distinctive "warning" posture every time it landed, raising wings to show bright red dorsal surface of hindwings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: August 27, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Kittitas County