Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 731254

Observation date: August 14, 2012
Submitted by: erinlamothe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Accidentally disturbed it while walking, which meant this is the only picture I could get before it flew off. Once disturbed it was quite skittish. Orange underwings with dark eyespots. Very large for a moth - mistook it for a butterfly at first. Also earned undying enmity of neighbor whose porch it landed on.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: September 10, 2012
Coordinator notes: Not all that common, restricted in area somewhat. Kelly
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County