Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 990288

Spear-Marked Black Moth/White-banded Black Moth
Rheumaptera hastata/subhastata

Observation date: July 08, 2014
Submitted by: glasslady10
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Dozens of tiny (1.5-2 inch) black and white butterflies flitting along gravel bed of alpine lake and stream among stumps, brush, rotting stumps, logs and standing coniferous 2nd growth forest - spruce and/or pine. Sunny, 22 degrees Celcius, no wind. Photos of basking pair.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: May 16, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): British Columbia, Canada