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Moth - Feltia subterranea

Moth - Feltia subterranea
Colusa, Colusa County, California, USA
April 27, 2015
Found at Sacramento River State Recreation Area. This one is throwing me off. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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ID of this Moth… take 3…
Im also with Jim..
The Granulate Cutworm Moth"
"Feltia subterranea".

ID of this Moth… take 2…
After further review, see if it's an "Ipsilon Dart Moth"
(Agrotis ipsilon).
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Agrotis-ipsilon

 
Looks pretty close.
Thank you!

ID of this Moth…
Appears to be a FADED…
Masters Dart moth
(Feltia herilis). https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Feltia-herilis

 
The darkness
towards the apex on the costal margin (if I have the terminology correct) is what is throwing me off. And the masters dart has that. But the rest seems a bit off.
Thank you!
- Chris

 
No, definitely not Feltia herilis!
Think it's an Agrotis. May be a light Agrotis ipsilon, but I'm not 100% sure on that. A lot of darts are tricky - can be a lot of variability both within and across species. Takes a lot of time and care to be sure on ID's.

 
How about...
.... Feltia subterranea, see here: (1); a wide spread moth with some variability, yet with some variants quite similar to Chris's specimen, for example:

 
I am amazed
you figured it out. Tough one! Thanks
- Chris

 
Well...
... a few months ago I had submitted a photo of a specimen collected over 40 years ago; see here: (1). I recognized the black bar between the two forewing orbicular spots which is distinctive for this species. Apparently the males have the darker colored forewings.

 
Just checked out your moth collection.
It looks like a good source for me as most of my moths come from around the Cascade Range. And they are displayed such that it is really easy to scan thru them. Thanks for posting them!

 
That one looks pretty close
See also Jim Vargo's photo on MPG - has the same dark brown streak near the base (head end) of the wing as Chris's.

 
Thank you! This looks closer
but, yeah, it doesn't seem a perfect match based on available photos so... Hmmm.

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