Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 910389

Observation date: July 14, 2013
Submitted by: treichard
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 5-6 mm. Attracted to balcony light. Performed a sweeping motion with both antennae, each held straight, and like a doppler radar sweeping a circle. The antennae moved simultaneously and independently, not symmetrically, in this maneuver. The closest match I see in my Peterson field guide is the Tick-Trefoil Caloptilia Moth, with the black dot in the central median area.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 14, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Anne Arundel County