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Anomis erosa? - Bagisara

Anomis erosa? - Bagisara
Blanco, Blanco County, Texas, USA
June 13, 2010
I believe this is the larva of a yellow scallop moth (Anomis erosa). We found them on a turk's cap, chomping away. Interesting observation: when we touched one, it flicked away! Literally JUMPED off the leaf!

Moved
Moved from Anomis. Now that we have seen images of A. erosa, we would say this is instead Bagisara. Wagner - Owlets, pg 233, lists one near rectifascia which feeds on Turk's cap.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. We moved it to the genus page, because we don't know what other species in the genus might look like. Someone who knows more may be able to confirm the species ID for you.

Yes, that looks good
We had to look up what Turk's Cap means in Texas. Up here, Turk's Cap is a Lily, but by you it is a Mallow and that is the foodplant for Anomis. See Wagner pg 371

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