Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 855345

Observation date: August 07, 2012
Submitted by: Stuart Marcus
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Trinity River Refuge HQ building under white light.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: May 12, 2013
Coordinator notes: I believe this is Chionodes dentella and not C. fructuaria because the white pattern does not extend all the way to the forewing edge, as it does in all photos I reviewed of fructuaria on Moth Photographers Group and the BOLDSYSTEMS web database http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=2071 http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=2078 http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=348993
Checklist region(s): United States, Liberty County, Texas