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Variation in buckeye petiole borer moths - Zeiraphera claypoleana

Variation in buckeye petiole borer moths - Zeiraphera claypoleana
Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
June 5, 2016
Four more moths emerged on June 5 from my batch rearing of buckeye petiole borers (larvae collected on trees at a local park). Charley Eiseman reared this species and had some interesting variation in the appearance of the adult moth (see here); the four moths that emerged today in my rearing had some differences in their "plumage" too that I thought might be worth illustrating here.

Nice Series
Michael Sabourin concurs. Could you send me these for MPG as individual images preferably cropped square of close to it? They'd make a nice addition.

 
I'd love to
and they are way back from the time when I was first starting to photograph insects, before I had a straightforward photo storage system worked out...so it might take me a little bit to find them and prepare them, but I'll do my best :-)

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