Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 906313

Observation date: June 19, 2013
Submitted by: pusser_uk
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Early morning is the usual time that I have seen these moths. I have said Schinia mitis but am concerned about the colour of the forwings compared to my earlier, verified sightings. I am also concerned about the striped abdomen which I have not seen in other web images said to be of this species. This is the first time I have seen the abdomen exposed on this moth. The weather was cloudy but bright, it had rained overnight and the moth was on a False Dandelion which, I understand is its preferred choice.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 19, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, North Carolina, Wayne County