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perhaps Mocis latipes - Mocis latipes

perhaps Mocis latipes - Mocis latipes
Foley/Magnolia Springs area, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
November 2, 2015

Moved from Moths.

My opinion: To make the comments in the discussion more meaningful, the gist of the original caption on the top of the page should not be changed (there's no reason to be embarrassed when one has been wrong!): It helps others to appreciate the problem.

Mocis latipes
Ann has it right, I think: the round and distinct subreniform spot right next to the reniform spot convinces me. M.latipes is very variable and one could fill pages with different images, and they are common this time of year at the lights - at least at my place. "Small Mocis" - don't be fooled - they aren't really noticeably smaller than others.

Small Mocis
Are you saying we are back to M.latipes? or disseveran?

We are back to Mocis latipes. Sorry for all the confusion.

Moved from ID Request.

you're right. I didn't even k
you're right. I didn't even know that species was another Mocis option down here. That's three I am seeing right now.

Now I REALLY don't know! See (1). I don't know what I was looking at but the description I was reading from was on the Mocis Latipes information page and it fits both of your moths. I can't make the call but will refer him to your photo too. One thing that bothers me about M. latipes is that a lot of the photographs on MPG show the spots closer to the PM line than this one.

I's not sure. The Subreniform spots look more like (1) to me. Not an ID without confirmation. Wish you had a hind wing view.

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