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Two-toned cream colored moth - Basacallis tarachodes

Two-toned cream colored moth - Basacallis tarachodes
Maplesville, Chilton County, Alabama, USA
October 4, 2017
This was a two-toned cream colored moth that had a rusty border at the bottom of his wings. His antennae had a sheen that reminded me of a gold necklace.

Moved from ID Request.

The BOLD specimens show a curved or a straight AM line. Oh well...
The wing shape, coloring, texture and line spacing are consistent as is the purple colored, terminal line dashes.

Not sure which one though

Perhaps ...
An Olive Arta (Arta olivalis) is the best I know, that I see regularly.

Looks like...
It has thick, hairy red legs. Can you rule out Basacallis tarachodes? (south-eastern)

I'd go with that
Arta olivalis has the AM and PM lines closer together and Parachma has a somewhat differently shaped PM line. The coloration (especially of the AM and PM lines) seems consistently different as well, and the species has scale tufts on the tarsi not present in this individual. I did also consider Condylolomia, but I notice now that species lacks the scale tuft on the femur of this one. I had dismissed Basacallis at first as possibly out of range, but MPG has data points outside FL. One of the examples of Parachma on MPG looks an awful lot like this individual, including in the leg tufts, but I wonder if it's misidentified.

I was thinking about the same and I almost left a comment on that image, but I thought that maybe I should wait until I have more experience in this family, before correcting another editor's previous correction.

I was agreeing with your Basacallis ID, "Looks good to me"

Bob must have been referring to the image I mentioned at MPG, which is also at BugGuide. I'm not so familiar with this group either; it doesn't help that I've only ever seen two chrysaugine species.

Looks good to me ...
I straight AM and curved PM, plus purple fringe look good

Basacallis tarachodes
Some of the other photos I've seen of Basacallis tarachodes look a little different than this one, but I think it is a match. The photo by Robert Homann on is very close.

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