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tussock moth? - Panthea gigantea

tussock moth? - Panthea gigantea
Santa Catalina Mts., about 7,000ft, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Size: ~1-1.25 inch
Found on fence post in cool of morning. Guessing it is some species of Tussock Moth?? Help on ID

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tussock moth? - Panthea gigantea Panthea gigantea

Moved from Panthea.

Panthea id
Definitely Panthea...probably gigantea.

Thanks Gary:
Is there a reason it couldn't be P. judyae?

Moved from Black Zigzag.

Panthea species
but I don't think it's acronyctoides because the AM line is not zigzagged and a discal spot is lacking. I couldn't find any records of acronyctoides south of Colorado; it might be one of those "new species" shown on Bruce Walsh's site, or maybe something else.

Hi Robin:
Just looked at Walsh's site and think you're correct, it does resemble the sp nova he lists.

Robin, guess the mystery will continue for awhile.

Panthea sp., Possibly 9177 - Panthea acronyctoides

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