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Lantzville, British Columbia, Canada
June 27, 2014
N 49° 14' 39" - W 124° 04' 44" - Elev: 65m

Hab: Rural yard and garden.
Came to UV lights (Fluorescent)

These images represent three seasons and three individuals at two locations.

Nikon d90; Nikkor 50mm with diopter; 1/90s f4.8 iso400; floodlamp, no-flash; handheld.

Moved from Twirler Moths.


Looks like Chinoides to me.

Chinoides or Aroga
I thought that most likely, but that it also bore resemblace to some of the Aroga as well.

I'm sorry but I am not the expert you need - just a "picture reader". I hope you have a lateral. I think you need it. I can't tell for sure but I believe the Arogas all seem to have palps of a different color and "look" I can't describe. I see what I think are Chionodes emptor and C.trichostola here. They both have similar looking black palps in my dorsal photos. I decided to look at the spreads at MPG just for grins. The yellow dots do no seem to show in the spreads and don't seem to be mentioned in the few descriptions I could find. One that looked close to me was 2111 C. psiloptera and there is actually a description on BOLD. 2078.2, 2089, 2100, and 2067 also caught my eye.

Good luck. Post a lateral if you have one.

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