Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 857210

Observation date: May 23, 2013
Submitted by: ddodd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: January 24, 2014
Coordinator notes: The dark "spot" on each forewing appears to be a near consistent characteristic of the 2nd sugested id, Rhopobota finitimana, on photos I reviewed on MPG and bugguide.net so I believe this is the sighting id. These spots do not appear on any photos of the 1st suggested id, Phaneta parmatana. Otherwise, the wing patterns of both species are quite similar.
Checklist region(s): United States, Alabama, Marshall County