Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 986438

Pink Prominent
Hyparpax aurora

Observation date: July 06, 2014
Date notes: first photograph has timestamp of 12:46 pm
Submitted by: gisellegk
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found in the grass on the side of the road. It didn't fly away or move very much when we took pictures, and at first we thought it was dead. It climbed onto my finger when i moved the grass it was hanging on to. Sometimes it would stay really still and hide its antennae underneath its wings, other times it would vibrate its wings very quickly, but wouldn't fly away. As we took more pictures, it began to wake up and walk around more, and started flying short distances, like from a hand to a leg. We thought maybe its wing was broken or something, but eventually it flew perfectly fine into the taller weeds by the edge of the treeline.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ryan St Laurent
Verified date: July 07, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Connecticut, Hartford County