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Unidentified Moth - Caenurgina

Unidentified Moth - Caenurgina
Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
October 13, 2018

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Unidentified Moth - Caenurgina Unidentified Moth - Caenurgina

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Moved from Butterflies and Moths. ID assistance Steve Walter, who states "It’s a pale form of one of the Caenurgina species. Most likely it’s a Forage Looper (C. erechtea), although Clover Looper (C. crassiuscula) is also possible. I find these two confusing. The field guides make it sound like the typical form is easy enough to separate, based on the dark bands. Depending on what source you look at, the pale ones are females – or they’re just variants. But they don’t talk much about how to separate the pale ones. In any event, I think the variation is more than advertised".

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