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Is this Cosmia praeacuta - Cosmia praeacuta

Is this Cosmia praeacuta - Cosmia praeacuta
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
July 24, 2018
Size: 1.5-2 cm

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Yes.
L.

 
Thanks Libby. It was quite wo
Thanks Libby. It was quite worn compared to my other specimen, that I was unsure. :)

 
It's quite a variable species.....
...and has quite a range of colour combinations.
Some paler individuals are similar to Cosmia elisae, but elisae has a very pronounced indention or "V" shape in the reniform spot (that's the lower spot) which isn't the case in praeacuta. Here's an example of a pale praeacuta: