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Moth - Agrotis

Moth - Agrotis
Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
June 27, 2015

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Agree Agrotis,
but possibly vancouverensis which is quite variable:

Moved from ID Request.

Thanks so much for your direction in identifying this moth.I'm no expert and just visually working on this but the photos by Nolie Schneider and Charles Melton of Agrotis venerabilis look very similar and it seems to be found throughout the area.However the time that adults appear doesn't seem quite right.

I am not an expert either, just a "picture reader" and I don't make species placements in the Cutworm group unless I am very familiar with the species myself. I think you took my comment in the spirit it was intended - as another consideration only.

Hello Tony,

Welcome to Bug Guide. You have presented some very interesting and difficult moths. I am sorry you haven't gotten any definitive answers yet.

I am not sure about this one. Based on distribution, Bob is probably right, but the very nice M like repeated lines in the PM area has me bothered and the light dotting in the ST area. For that reason I might consider the Genus Agrotis. One that interested me was A. volubilis which MPG says has been seen around Washington State. Take a look at Janice Stiefela dn Robert Bercha's phototographs on MPG Very fresh and nice specimen. NOT an ID.

Not a Dagger,
but maybe a Dart:
Hemieuxoa rudens: Good Luck!

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