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Hodges  #9942 - Red-winged Sallow Moth - Xystopeplus rufago

Hodges #9942 - Red-winged Sallow Moth - Xystopeplus rufago
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
February 16, 2016
Size: Forewing ≈14mm
At outdoor light. Looking at the posts in MPG and BugGuide, I am certain that this is a Red-winged Sallow (Xystopeplus rufago) even though there's not much red on the wings of my moth. This apparently is not unusual but confirmation of the ID would make me feel better.

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Yes. I believe your ID of Red
Yes. I believe your ID of Red-winged Sallow - Xystopeplus rufago is correct. It is the only species that fits, taking into account lines, dots and spots plus their location on the wing. The image page for this species http://bugguide.net/node/view/28280/bgimage shows quite a range of reddishness from virtually none to very red so the color of your moth falls within the limits for sure.

 
Thank you, Nancy
Indeed, the posted images in BugGuide are evidence that the moth does not always want to conform to its name.

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