Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1417270
Moth - Anarta nigrolunata

Moth - Anarta nigrolunata
Cle Elum, Kittitas County, Washington, USA
July 30, 2012
Found mating along trail near Spectacle lake. When I closed in to examine one flew off. Have no idea what kind of moth this might be. Any ideas anyone?

Images of this individual: tag all
Moth - Anarta nigrolunata Moth - Anarta nigrolunata

Moved
Moved from Owlet Moths.

Moved

Looks like Anarta nigrolunata
Fairly common day-flying noctuid in alpine/subalpine areas.
Any chance you got a shot of an underwing?
L

 
Underwing
This is all I got. But thank you for the ID. I've been trying to figure this one out for a long time.

 
Hello again.
Okay, I will let you know if I plan to post an image based on one of your ID's (such as this one which looks right as far as I can tell). That way you can tell me to hold off if you think I should -
Thanks again for your help-
Chris

 
British Columbia
Just read your bio that you are from BC. Most of my photos are from Washington so I'm looking forward to looking thru your photo collection to help me ID. I also made great use of John Davis' moth collection.

 
Yes,
I also use John's photos a lot. We get many of the same species here and I find it's really fast to skim through his collection on the Moth Photographer's Group if I find something new. Dick Wilson's photos are also great - he's from Willapa Bay.

The Pacific Northwest Moth site is also excellent, if you have a rough idea of what you have. Not complete yet - still doesn't do geometrids or micros, but terrific detail on noctuids, sphinxes etc. & suggestions on similar species.

 
Thanks
I've already ID'd two Syrphidae based on your photos. Awesome.

 
Glad it helped, but
I'd be inclined to post Syrphids on BG and let some of the fly people take a look. Some of them are pretty tough to tell apart.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.