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Photo#1223227
Loxostege

Loxostege
Brett Gray Ranch, SSE of Rush, CO, Lincoln County, Colorado, USA
May 9, 2016
Size: 2/3 size of Clover Looper
On edge of wet area, which in turn was at edge of large pond/small lake. In general, habitat grazed short-grass prairie

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Moved from ID Request.

Looks like possibly Loxostege sticticalis, not a species ID without confirmation.

 
Loxostege sticticalis
Thanks much for the lead. I'd strongly considered this ID... but one thing bothers me: beyond the posterior whitish band on the folded wings, the beast in question has only a rather narrow dark band (frill? Sorry for my poor knowledge of moth terminology). The terminal dark frill is consistently much broader on L sticticalis as far as I can tell. Perhaps the individual I photographed has worn this frill off.

Loxostege sp.
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