Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 902373

Observation date: June 06, 2013
Submitted by: pusser_uk
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I believe these to be Schinia mitis moths in the act of mating. I am assuming this from an earlier ID from BAMONA of a single Schinia Mitis. I note that the two moths are different colours and am wondering if there is any way of easily distinguishing the sexes apart. The moths were found in a dandelion flower (False Dandelion I think). The weather was a bright and sunny morning.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 11, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, North Carolina, Wayne County