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IMG_0762 - Cabera variolaria

IMG_0762 - Cabera variolaria
Dousman, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
July 28, 2014

Moved to Cabera variolaria
Moved from Geometrid Moths.

Tentative ID. See comments below. Subfamily might be the better placement. Feel free to move.

As there was a comment on the linked image about wing shape, I should point out that this photo as well as the linked image are not dead on dorsal shots. They were both shot at an angle from in front and are consequently foreshortened giving the affect of pointier forewings and shorter hindwings.

Looks like this specimen
which the contributor identified as Cabera variolaria, but others (myself included) have doubts about whether or not that's accurate.

 
I think so
Thanks, not sure how I missed this previously. Just checked the BOLD BIN, BOLD:AAA7961, and Rindge 1956. Mine seems to match images at both as well as the description. See p. 9, fg. 5, and p. 19 here. Any reason to doubt the ID?

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