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Black-winged Dahana - Dahana atripennis

Black-winged Dahana - Dahana atripennis
Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
September 19, 2004
Has been identified as Black-winged Dahana. Pre-ID comments follow.

Taken in a park, next to a creek and perhaps 1/4 mile from the beach. It was very active and tricky to photograph.

The closest match I could find in the BugGuide was the Yellow-collared Scape Moths (1), but I don't think it looks quite the same.

Black-winged Dahana
What do people think about Black-winged Dahana, Dahanna atripennis? Covell, plate 11, figure 13

 
looks right
Looks similar to the Dahanna shown on the Georgia Lepidoptera site

 
Close
That looks about right.

Ctenuchid moth? (Fam. Ctenuchidae)
Your moth has similarities with the Virginia Ctenuchid Moth (Ctenucha virginica), though I don't think yours is one. Try to find info on Ctenuchid moths and see what you think.

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