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Mottled Moth - Phaeoura perfidaria

Mottled Moth - Phaeoura perfidaria
Stewart Campground, Cave Creek, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 15, 2007
Size: 35 mm
Another large moth that came to the black light.

Moved from Moths.

6768 - Phaeoura [=Nacophora] perfidaria
... based on a specimen that I photographed recently at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at Gainesville, Florida.

B.P. - McGuire Center Collection - 47mm

Size and markings do vary substantially, but this looks like a very close match.

At McGuire I was able to photograph 200+ species of Geometridae, mostly southwestern, needed for MPG Plates. This group of photos appear on these pages of full-width photos. Smaller left-wing photos will appear on the geometrid plates in a few weeks.

Phaeoura species
maybe P. belua or P. cristifera (which looks highly variable) or perhaps another species that's not pictured on Bruce Walsh's Geometridae page

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