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Dark clear wing moth - Carmenta phoradendri

Dark clear wing moth - Carmenta phoradendri
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
October 28, 2014
Size: 20-25 mm
This looks like another Carmenta albociliata, but I hesitate to move it there because my moth identifying skills consist of looking at pictures.

Moved from Sesioidea.

Jim - Based upon what I have seen, I believe this moth is the mistletoe borer- Carmenta phoradendri Engelhardt. The mistletoe is generally found on mesquite plants and the type location for the moth is San Antonio, Texas. The adults fly in August through October and the male have a broad anal tuft. Although locally common, these moths are not commonly found in museums collections as they are only found in southeastern Arizona, Mexico and south Texas.

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Moved from ID Request.

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