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Unarmed Wainscot - Leucania inermis

Unarmed Wainscot - Leucania inermis
Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
May 12, 2015
Might this be a Leucania inermis? To my eye, it looks very similar to Tom Murray's #808333.

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Unarmed Wainscot - Leucania inermis Unarmed Wainscot - Leucania inermis

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Thank you. I wasn't really sure of this.

 
Leucania
I moved it because I became totally convinced that it was neither L. ursula nor L. pseudargyria. I have just loaded onto the ID request images of one of these latter moths with really abundant scale tufts on the fore tibia (i.e.. really hairy legs)! . I would be grateful for any comments on this new submission.

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Nigel, looks like the lack of scale tufts on the foretibia distinguishe L. inermis and from L. Ursula but I don't know how to read the that in the images. I liked this comparison better

 
Leucania
Thanks for the comment and the image. Without side-by-side images of the foretibias of the two species, I do not really know what I should be seeing, but I do think the foreleg looks a lot less "hairy" than most L. ursula images. That the reniform spot is only just visible while the orbicular spot is virtually invisible also seems to lead to L. inermis rather than L. ursula.

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