Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 910387

Goldenrod Borer Plume Moth
Hellinsia kellicottii

Observation date: July 14, 2013
Submitted by: treichard
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to balcony light. Preferred to perch low on wall near balcony floor, and preferred to walk rather than fly when its wing was touched. Pale tan lines on wings and abdomen are genuinely pale, not washed out with camera flash. 3 tan lines on abdomen: one down the center and one on each side. Two black spots on each forewing, the postmedian one larger than the subterminal one. 25 mm wingspan measured with ruler.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 15, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Anne Arundel County