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Sympistis dinalda - Sympistis kappa

Sympistis dinalda - Sympistis kappa
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
June 24, 2013
Looks like either Sympistis dinalda #10066.1, Sympistis kappa #10066.2, OR Sympistis infixa #10065. What's the difference?

based on Paul John's comments indicating this is likely a better fit for this one.

Moved from Sympistis dinalda.

Moved from Sympistis.

That opinion helps me with a mess of currently un-ID'd pics!

Happy Spring, Jon!

So far as I can tell it could easily be one of several very closely-related species. I couldn't find anything that would clearly distinguish them. None-the-less, folks are putting them into species. There's another one from Missouri, so I went with that ID. I figure if we've stepped over the line in error, at least our bugs will be somewhere as close as is practical for sorting.

Happy Spring & Happy Bug Hunting to you, we are all ready for it and some bugs are starting to show up.

Moved from ID Request.

John, For what it is worth, I AM interested in this moth. I think I had one at Achulenburg but I had the advantage of a HW partial and still did not get an ID. I would suggest a HW if you ever see it again.

In my opinion the center area between the AM and PM lines is too dark in 1006.22 and 10065, leaving only Sympistis dinalsa - which is what I thought mine was. I am interested in seeing if you get an ID. Nice photo.

for the info and help.

Hi Jon!
As far as I can tell, there isn't much difference in overall appearance. Haven't looked at the descriptions... mostly because I figured they wouldn't help.

Nice image, as always!

Thanks Steve!

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