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4/6/19 moth 3 - Ptichodis bistrigata

4/6/19 moth 3 - Ptichodis bistrigata
Randolph County, Alabama, USA
April 6, 2019

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More info for Ptichodis bistrigata
Bob, with your ID I went looking for more info on this interesting moth. Found quite a bit at Atlas of Rare Butterflies, Skippers, Moths, Dragonflies & Damselflies of Virginia
"Description: The forewing is violet gray with straight lines and no black spots. There is brown edging along the outside of the yellow am. line and the inside of the yellow pm. line. The hindwing is grayish brown with no median line. It is usually smaller than other Ptichodis species."

"Similar species: The Black-tipped Ptichodis (P. vinculum) and other Ptichodis species are very similar but can be separated from the Southern Ptichodis by the shading around the pm line. The Southern Ptichodis has strong brown shading on the inside of the yellow line, and very little or no brown shading on the outside. The other species all contain little to no brown shading on the inside edge of the line and have prominent to excessive brown shading on the outside of the pm line."

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