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2/27/19 moth - Aethalura intertexta

2/27/19 moth - Aethalura intertexta
Randolph County, Alabama, USA
February 27, 2019

Moved from ID Request.

Four-barred Gray Moth
Here are some things to check for this species, in comparison to other Boarmiini.
1) - Simple antennae in both genders = unknown-gender - check
2) - Checkered fringe, doesn't always show up this well - check
3) - Indistinct darkening around the base of the abdomen - check
4) - Lines (may be missing) and PM line with a wide lumpy tooth, near middle - check
5) - White ST line may be partial, with sharp teeth - check
6) - Usually 4 dark markings along the costal edge of the fore wings - check
= Aethalura intertexta

Such great ID information I w
Such great ID information I wish was on the Bug Guide species page for this moth. Will pass to other AL moth folks to watch for this now we know it's found in our state. Sometimes we recheck our photo records when we get Bug Guide IDs and perhaps find ones we'd not named. Appreciate your taking the time to add ID help for many of us trying to learn.

I didn't realize that this was the first one from Alabama, wow!
It isn't listed for your state on MPG. So, when set for a restricted search on the comparison plate, it would not be very helpful with this species. (today)

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