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Photo#1133020
Pale beauty on forest leaf - Campaea perlata

Pale beauty on forest leaf - Campaea perlata
Cap Sauers Holding Forest Preserve 15 miles SW of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
August 9, 2015
Size: Maybe 1.5"
Spotted this alighting on a leaf and stayed long enough for a photo. I used BugGuide's search function keying on "white moth" (after reading your helpful description to distinguish between moths and butterflies) and within a minute or two identified this specimen from other submissions as a Pale Beauty, Campaea perlata. If incorrect, please advise. Terrific website, btw.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. ID looks good. Welcome to BugGuide! (Sort of. Five years from your first image to your second, so enough has changed here that I feel justified in saying that.)

 
Blocky's welcome
Thanks for the ID, Blocky. Yes, been taking insect shots in all that time, whenever the critters stay put long enough, but only now realizing BugGuide search function helps one figure out the species. Great tool!

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