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Some Variable Sallows in MD & VA may be Lunar Underwings

A few of the MD & VA moths filed under Variable Sallow look like Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa or Agrochola lunosa). This is the European species found to have been introduced near Potomac, MD in 2015. See the MBP atlas page for more info.

These could use another look:




That last one is from 2014, so the introduction may actually pre-date 2015.

It's possible there are other records filed under similar species or at higher ranks.

Looks good!
On the range in the new BG page, you might add that the N. Am. range is so far thought to be quite restricted: the vicinity of Reston, VA and Potomac, MD. Much smaller than the two whole states or "eastern USA".

And just as you mention "See also Variable Sallow" on this Lunar Underwing page, it'd be useful to add some text to the Variable Sallow page, something like, "See also Lunar Underwing for specimens from near Reston, VA and Potomac, MD."

Lunar Underwing Moth
Hugh McGuinness has confirmed your identifications. (on these three images) Please let me know if there are others that you know of.
Thanks for noticing!
I have created a new species page in Sub-tribe Xylenina, here.

It seems that all of these images were ID'ed to Variable Sallow Moths, Sericaglaea signata, so I put a link to that species in the See Also section.

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