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Found a moth in my backyard  - Melipotis famelica

Found a moth in my backyard - Melipotis famelica
Austin , Williamson County, Texas, USA
July 30, 2017
Thank you for the ID!

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Moved from Melipotis.

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Moved from ID Request.

Looks like David is right, but I am a "picture reader" and not comfortable moving to species since it does not look like the ones I see.

Glad you are happy with the ID. You must have planted the tree.

 
Thank you so much for your wo
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I did plant a Lysiloma latisiliquum in my backyard from the seeds that I collected last year. It's not doing well because "something" keeps munching its leaves 🤣! Now I know why.

 
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Sometimes what brings our eyes pleasure has "untended consequences"!

Melipotis
Looks likeHodges 8604 (Melipotis famelica)

 
You are right! I do have a Fa
You are right! I do have a Fabaceae tree in my backyard. Thank you very much for the ID!

 
Melipotis famelica
Isn't is nice when things make sense!

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