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subgothica or tricosa

Feltia Owlet Moth - Feltia Feltia moth sp - Feltia moth sp - Feltia Master’s Dart (Feltia herilis) - Feltia Feltia sp. - Feltia Feltia subgothica or tricosa - Feltia - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Feltia
No Taxon subgothica or tricosa
Separating these two species is tricky. The easiest way to separate them is by examination of the male antennal setae. This cannot be done with females. There is a noticeable difference is forewing coloration between the two species, but a large series of specimens is necessary to spot this. This is a temporary holding page for subgothica/tricosa images until I can examine them more closely and sort them according to series of identified specimens I have collected. -Kyhl Austin

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