Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 961116

Wanton Pinion
Lithophane petulca

Observation date: April 08, 2014
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Strange fellow, about 1 inch long, delicate light brown with darker lines and two spots at mid-wing, the head end has three prominent bulges--sorry the photo isn't better but I couldn't get it to move. About 1 inch length. I think it might be the same species as I submitted yesterday number 961084
Status: Resident
Verified by: Lula Field
Verified date: April 23, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.