Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 959070

Observation date: February 24, 2014
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: day flier saw the first one during day around 1400 hrs it kept searching around like the dusk's were. thought we had a new species. this must be a moth as day wore on saw more on wild pea's, wild lilac , and other flowers for nectar. later in the day lots more came out around 1600, chaparral oak scrub. about 3,000 ft or more low seventies mid day. dry clear.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: February 25, 2014
Coordinator notes: Yes, a day-flying moth species.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County