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Yellow moth - Helvibotys helvialis

Yellow moth - Helvibotys helvialis
San Antonio, Texas, USA
July 23, 2015
Size: 1" from wing tip to tip
Sorry for the orientation but don't think it can be changed easily based on the angle.

Moved to Helvibotys helvialis

Moved from ID Request.

Helvibotys helvialis?
Lacks dark red bordering outer margins of Neohelvibotys neohelvialis and st. band of similar Hahncappsia spp. but see comments here and here.

Subfamily for most potential Hahncappsia, Helvibotys, Neohelvibotys, and Hahncappsia might be best.

Thank you for the correction and helpful hint. I have made note of it. Sorry.

You were correct, sort of
I see now what happened. You based your ID on Mark Dreiling's image posted both at MPG and BugGuide here. BOLD originally had it assigned to N. neohelvialis but later corrected the error. I moved it at BugGuide and will inform MPG.

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