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Euclea or Parasa? - Euclea delphinii

Euclea or Parasa? - Euclea delphinii
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
May 6, 2008
Not sure what this little moth is - thought at first it was Parasa chloris but on looking at the BugGuide photos started leaning toward Euclea so any help with ID is appreciated. I'm no expert so could be way off on both of those guesses.

Thanks!

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Moved
Moved from Euclea.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

For what it's worth...
this non-expert would go with Euclea--either incisa or delphinii.

But please wait to get the opinions of those more knowledgeable about moths than I.

EDIT: After some more reading, it appears that nanina is indeed another possibility (as Primrose suggests). Evidently these are quite variable. Euclea looks right, though.

 
Thank you Ken,
yep, I noticed that ID is difficult with this species but glad to at least know it's Euclea. I kind of ruled out nanina because of all the green in this specimen but apparently they show up in a lot of different colors so it could be that too.

 
jumped gun
Just about to edit my post and take off nanina!

 
thanks Primrose
for helping me narrow it down to Euclea because I've been staring at moth pictures all day and just when I think I've id'd genus and species I find something new to stare at until they all look the same!

So, now I'm looking at E. incisa or E. delphinii. Will be interesting to see what others think about this one.

 
I'm just going to sit back
and wait for the lep experts at this point. I certainly can't take it any further. :)

euclea
Euclea has a brown thorax and parasa, green.

 
Ah! Thanks. :)
Ah! Thanks. :)

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