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Photo#1481513
Sympistis seth 10093.3 - Sympistis levis

Sympistis seth 10093.3 - Sympistis levis
114 Clarke Place, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
August 27, 2016
Size: medium
Attracted to blacklights. Elevation 4319'. Specimen sent to Chuck Harp to confirm the ID.

Moved
Moved from Sympistis seth.

Sympistis levis?
Was the ID confirmed? I think Sympistis levis is more likely based on range.

 
Chuck Harp and others have a
Chuck Harp and others have a substantive Sympistis research project in progress. I have sent many (Montana) seth, levi, and incubus specimens to Chuck over the past several years.

 
Sympistis seth
Jim Troubridge comments, "The first image is definitely levis, the second is probably levis based on range but has characters that make it look a lot like sanina. To be certain I would have to see the hind wing, so I'd not show it." The second is your image is photo #1481515. (Jim as you probably know, is the author of Sympistis seth.)

Unless you or Chuck Harp have reason to object, I'd like to move this to levis and #1481515 to genus. I'd also add this one to levis at MPG since we have no live images of for that species.

 
You bet. I appreciate the in
You bet. I appreciate the input.

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Moved from Sympistis.

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