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Photo#1340476
unknown moth - Heterocampa biundata

unknown moth - Heterocampa biundata
University Park, Manatee County, Florida, USA
February 18, 2017

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Too much for me..
This one is difficult, certainly for me: My first impression was Tussock moth, but that did not get me anywhere (they are tough) - then I considered Prominents (not likely), without success. What is puzzling is the distinct marking on what's appears to be visible of the hindwing: Neither family has it as far as I know - maybe someone more knowledgeable figures this one out.

 
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Hi Peter,

I cannot see what you think is visible on the hindwing that conflicts with the Prominents. I think this is Heterocampa umbrata which sometimes sits with the hindwing peaking out along the costa like the . The only thing that bothered me was the Perideas. The only thing that bothered me was the "humps" along back in the laterals. I checked mine and found similar ones on a few specimens. is lighter but shows hindwing peaking out.

 
Great work!
Great work!

 
I concede ..
I realize now that that visible part of the hindwing is present also on other photos. I had looked at Jim Vargo's pinned specimen photo and even now I can't quite match the visible dark bands with what's seen on those photos. Obviously a small portion of the margin can look like that. That said, the large abdominal tufts had me guess Tussock moths initially, but H. umbrata has some as well.

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