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moth - Catocala consors

moth - Catocala consors
29.797518, -100.998050, Val Verde County, Texas, USA
May 2, 2018

Moved from ID Request.

Sorry, moved without looking at the discussion, but I stick with my ID. Range is better for C. consors and it looks just like mine to me. .

Thanks, Ann...
I think you are correct. Your record of concors is not far from my locality, and the pattern is a close match. Thanks for the identification.

do you know the hindwing color?

No, Jonn. I didn't realize it was a Catocala when i was photographing it. IYO, what species of Catocala do you think might be candidates?
Thanks for the ID

my guess is either
consors or epione

maybe epione
Jonn, I see that Ann Hendricks has recorded epione at Camp Wood, about 80 miles east of my locality. This moth has a similar pattern, but it is a dramatically different color. Looking at it live, I thought it was a large, nearly patternless black moth. The flash did brighten the pattern to show that it is a Catocala. But its fairly uniform dark gray color appears to be nearly off the scale based on looking through the variation of all Catocala in the MPG images. Thanks for your information. If I see it again, I guarantee I'll look at the HW.

I was mixed up...
And that doesn't make it easier for anyone -- LOL. I misspoke when I said Ann had recorded epione at CampWood, close to my locality. Ann reported C. concors. The only records of C. epione from Texas here at BG are from way northeast of here.Thank you for your identifications, I think you are correct that it is C. concors.

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