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Plummer's Island - Talponia plummeriana

Plummer's Island - Talponia plummeriana
Donalds, Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
May 3, 2007

3417 - Speckled Talponia Moth - Talponia [=Hemimene] plummeriana
Identified by Richard L. Brown at Mississippi Entomological Museum. This photo is so pretty I did not recognize it as the moth that I photographed in my yard at Bowie, MD on August 14, 2004. The species is named for the type locality, Plummer's Island, situated near the Great Falls of the Potomac River above Washington, DC (about 30 miles from my house). The island served as a campground retreat for the Biological Club of Washington, many members of which were curators at the USNM (Smithsonian).

© Bob Patterson at MPG

Thanks much
Walking through the woods this one just happened to catch my eye lightly flitting about on the leaf. Was lucky to spot it and get the photograph. Thanks so much for the quick ID and info!

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