Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 943313

Oak Winter Highflier Moth
Hydriomena nubilofasciata

Observation date: January 26, 2014
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Beautiful carpet-like moth, pattern is black, dull green and gray, fuzzy body, about 1 inch wingspan, gathered in multitudes around porch light. Many are flattened out like in this photo, and many hold wings together--seems to be no clear preference in this respect
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: January 28, 2014
Coordinator notes: Even though this H. nubilofasciata looks nothing like the other that you submitted, they are the same species.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Calaveras County