Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 961080

Wanton Pinion
Lithophane petulca

Observation date: April 07, 2014
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Chunky moth, tan with dark brown smudgy areas--the first photo is clearer but the second is a better indicator of the colors. Looks like a piece of bark from a tree. About 1.5 inch wingspan
Status: Resident
Verified by: Lula Field
Verified date: April 22, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.