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Plume Moth - Meskea dyspteraria

Plume Moth - Meskea dyspteraria
Range, Conecuh County, Alabama, USA
May 16, 2007
Size: WS 3.1 cm
Thought it might be Hellinsia balanotes, but not so sure after seeing the underwing. Any help will be gratefully received. Darryl

6085 -- Meskea dyspteraria [Thyrididae ]
A wonderful moth to find, probably a tough one to photograph because of the way it poses/folds its wings.


© Jim Vargo Plate at MPG

 
Meskea dyspteraria [Thyrididae ]
it was difficult to photograph. The wings were open as it rested on a Sweet Olive leaf. The problem was to get it to stay that way while I chilled and posed. It showed no interest in trying to fold up. Thanks Mr. Bob. Please feel free to use if you have a need. Darryl

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