Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 773563

Observation date: April 02, 2013
Submitted by: c modelski
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: About 50 butterflies on chamisa and currant plants that are just starting to bud
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 02, 2013
Coordinator notes: This is a moth, Litocala sexsignata, the six-spotted something-or-other; there are 3 white spots on the upper side of each hind wing. Flies in spring near oaks, which are eaten by the larvae. Great photos! thanks for submitting.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County