Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 910006

Observation date: July 11, 2013
Submitted by: LAHLAHPO
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It appeared to be nectaring on my butterfly bush. I submitted one photo of the dorsal view and one photo of the ventral view. I couldnt find a matching butterfly in my michigan field guide. I also tried to identify it with the tools on this website by looking at several family lists, but have still been unsuccessful in identifying this small butterfly. Its wingspan was approximately 3/4" to 1". UPDATE:I have since stumbled upon the correct MOTH id :o) Rheumaptera hastata. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Noel Mac Neil
Verified date: February 02, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Wayne County