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'Number 9' Moth (Head) - Anicla infecta

'Number 9' Moth (Head) - Anicla infecta
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
October 6, 2016
Medium-sized, stout-looking moth roughly 2cm in length (+/-5mm) found on ground around 5PM.

Due to sun angle, photo is a bit overexposed, and the moth appeared worn, but it was generally whitish-cream in color with darker speckles. It had reniform spots on the forewings that reminded me of the number 9 written in black with a light center and ringed in red. There appeared to be another, smaller set of reniform spots closer to the body. There was a pair of wavy reddish marginal bands on the forewings separated by a whitish-cream band. The forelegs were tufted. Behind the head there was a wide blackish band.

I flipped through the entirety of the Peterson moth guide and several pages of dart moth images here, and couldn't find it. Any hints as to the identity of this moth would be appreciated. [EDIT: ...And on p. 131 [!] of Noctuini images, I found Anicla infecta. See also p.507 of the Peterson guide, underneath the much showier Spanish moth...]

Provides October observation for Ohio.

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'Number 9' Moth (Dorsal) - Anicla infecta 'Number 9' Moth (Head) - Anicla infecta

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