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Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth - Antaeotricha leucillana or schlaegeri - Antaeotricha schlaegeri

Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth - Antaeotricha leucillana or schlaegeri - Antaeotricha schlaegeri
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
September 4, 2016
This is the best I could figure out for comparison (copied photos to Word and then did a printscreen of the pair and saved it to my photo gallery - I'd love advice on how you would approach this). The moth was gone this morning after spending over 24 hours in the same spot. I had thought to use my thumbnail, but with your comment this morning I realized I need to keep a ruler handy in the "Moth Pit" (my partially covered moth observation area). Thanks for your suggestion. I'm guessing this is close to 13 mm length? Does that lend strength to the identification of a Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth over a Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth?

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Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth - Antaeotricha leucillana or schlaegeri - Antaeotricha schlaegeri Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth or Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth - Antaeotricha leucillana or schlaegeri - Antaeotricha schlaegeri Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth - Antaeotricha leucillana or schlaegeri - Antaeotricha schlaegeri