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Moth found in our yard 6/07 - can't get an ID from other sources. - Neoalbertia constans

Moth found in our yard 6/07 - can't get an ID from other sources. - Neoalbertia constans
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
June 25, 2007
Size: 3 cm
This little beauty was resting on a leaf on one of our pond plants. it is about 3 cm long (3/4"). I am pretty good at looking up unidentified critters, but could not find any matching photos or drawings.
We are in the midst of our very warm weather here in Albuquerque. Our elevation is about 5800' in a suburban backyard in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Thanks.

Moved
Moved from Neofelderia.

Neoalbertia constans
It's difficult to tell without accurate dimensions and a view of the hindwing, but I live in NE Albuquerque and I often see this fellow in my backyard:

Based on detailed examination of mine, and similarity in appearance, location, environment, and time of year, I'd say you have a male Neoalbertia constans.

Moved
Moved from Neofelderia rata.

Moved
Moved from Lycomorpha.

Imposter
This is not a Lycomorpha, but a Zygaenidae. The antennae and wing shape are key here- lycomorpha does not have these large feathered antennae, nor does it have these broad wings. It is most likely Neoalbertia constans.

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Moved from Moths.

try Lycomorpha grotei
try Lycomorpha grotei

 
Hi Gary, now that you are retired I hoped you will spend a lot..
... of time here IDing western moths. I passed on this one because id didn't match Vargo's and Opler's photos of L. grotei, but I didn't have time to poke around Bruce Walsh's website, which I just did. Bruce notes under L. Grotei a similar species, and provides a link to 4626 - Neoalbertia constans. This is apparently a newer name for Seryda constans.

 
Lycomorpha grotei
Thank you. I found a couple of nice images to compare mine to. A very passive moth, we really admired its intense "redwood" wing color and velvety texture.

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