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Larentiinae - Macaria wauaria - female

Larentiinae - Macaria wauaria - Female
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada
July 2, 2017

Moved
Moved from Geometrid Moths.

Antennae without pectines = ♀
Nice job everyone! I'm working on the info pages today, congrats!

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How can one distinguish wauar
How can one distinguish wauaria from bitactata?

 
In reply to my own question,
In reply to my own question, I refer to MONA Fascicle 17.2, page 104 and quote Douglas C. Ferguson "Speranza bitactata differs from S. wauaria in its pure gray coloring, without reddish-brown tints, and in the less discrete, less acutely angled but often more complete medial band. Several other subtle differences are discussed under wauaria." [Which entry I did not photocopy and cannot relay.]
So, to my eye, this does appear to be wauaria.

 
As you all know, I'm not an e
As you all know, I'm not an expert, but it seems to me taht all of the photos of S. bitactata I've seen show individuals with a dark transverse line, even for worn individuals. For wauaria, most of the photos I've seen show individuals with no, or very light, transverse line. Of course, I dont know if it is a decesive criteria. Thanks you all for your interest.

Macaria wauaria?
Would be a new species for the guide. Let's see what Bob Biagi thinks.

 
I did a lot of research and I
I did a lot of research and I do not know what else it could be. Thanks for your shrewdness.

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