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Moth with burnt lines - Plagodis fervidaria - male

Moth with burnt lines - Plagodis fervidaria - Male
Maplesville, Chilton County, Alabama, USA
April 11, 2018
This was a tan moth with a wingspan of about 2 cm. He had a brown head. From his basal line on down, he had many tightly spaced burnt orange lines. At the AM line level he had a burnt orange notch at the costa. At the median line level he had a darker and thicker burnt orange line that extended from the inner margin to about 50% of the forewing. From the inner margin extending diagonally to the outer margin he had a wide black band (smudge?). His inner angle appeared burnt and blackened. On his outer margin he had one deep scallop and five hexagon-like cells, like a honeycomb pattern. His apices were lighter in color. He had a thin orange terminal line. His abdomen was curled outward (resting on a wall) and the tip of his abdomen was dark.

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Moth with burnt lines - Plagodis fervidaria - male Moth with burnt lines - Plagodis fervidaria - male

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Pectinate antennae = ♂
This is the spring form. The summer form does not have this much streaking on the wings.

Plagodis fervidaria, I believ
Plagodis fervidaria, I believe.

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