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A moth perhaps  - Apantesis ornata

A moth perhaps - Apantesis ornata
Napa, Napa County, California, USA
April 25, 2018
Noticed this guy eve of last night

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Huh... In California in Apri
Huh... In California in April, it should probably be Apantesis ornata, but it really looks more like Apantesis parthenice, which is a more eastern species and generally seen a little later in the year. Maybe one got on a truck from Tennessee and was confused by the time zone change. (:

Here's Apantesis ornata: https://bugguide.net/node/view/268874
Here's Apantesis parthenice: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1298551/bgimage

I'm from the east coast, so you'll have to wait for someone better at these moths or more local to you to tell you for sure, in case there's a look-a-like species I'm not aware of. (:

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