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The Neighbor Moth - Hodges#8110 (Haploa contigua) ??? - Haploa contigua

The Neighbor Moth - Hodges#8110 (Haploa contigua) ??? - Haploa contigua
Rancocas, Rancocas Nature Center NJAS, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
September 29, 2007
Size: Maybe around 25 mm?
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The Neighbor Moth - Hodges#8110 (Haploa contigua) ??? - Haploa contigua The Neighbor Moth - Hodges#8110 (Haploa contigua) ??? - Haploa contigua

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Frassed
Moved from ID Request.

John, do you happen to have a
John, do you happen to have a lateral (side) view where I can see the yellow striping better to see if there's any pattern within the yellow, such as white spotting? The options are Haploa cycleme, confusa or contigua based on Wagner, pg 460-461.

BTW, you were maybe a mile from my home when you took that photo at the nature center--never been there myself though. It's the one next to the Rancocas Indian property, yes?

 
Yes
That's the one. They have very nice gardens and trails, and they have some good nature walks with guides. Birds, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, etc.

If you look carefully in the other image, you can see two lines of big yellow bumps, that's why I picked contigua. Maybe easier to see before I rescaled to 560. No side view.

 
Okay, without the view...
here's a quote from Wagner re: confusa vs. contingua:
confusa
"it's middorsal stripe averages more uniform in width and evenly bright yellow; broken subdorsal stripe more evident"... and
contigua
"The Neighbor is distinguished by its thin white middorsal and subdorsal stripes and especially bold and complete yellow lateral stripe."

Nina

 
Thanks
Thanks for the help. I don't think that we will ever be 100% and there are plenty of images at genus level

 
We don't see any reason to hesitate
No bright yellow middorsal stripe and a very bold yellow lateral stripe. We would definitely have picked contigua also.

 
I agree with you guys...
I agree with you guys...

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