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Moth, dorsal - Anicla beata - male

Moth, dorsal - Anicla beata - Male
Jemez Mtns, Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA
May 27, 2017
Size: 20 mm FW
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This moth came at night to a mercury vapor lamp set-up at Woodard Ridge on 2017-05-27, Sandoval Co., NM (35°48'09"N 106°30'04"W), 9387ft, National Forest Road 282, Jemez Mtns, Santa Fe National Forest, Redondo Peak 7.5’ quadrangle. Size is determined from the sheet it's on having 80 by 100 threads per inch.

Although one can only see a corner of it here, the hindwing is entirely white.

Moved from Anicla.

Thanks, Kyle. Species det. Donald Lafontaine. He replies,

"Your moth looks like Anicla beata to me. The reddish flush on the forewing, hoary on the costa, large black wedges on the costa, especially the one near the middle of the costa, and the white hind wing all say it’s a beata male."

Moved from Owlet Moths.

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