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Eriopygini homorthodes? - Scotogramma densa

Eriopygini homorthodes? - Scotogramma densa
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Randall County, Texas, USA
April 8, 2019
Size: ~17.5 mm TL
Came to my Coleman lantern the night before at the Fortress Cliff Campground. I have gone thru all 122 pages of BugGuide Eriopygini images a couple of times and even went thru all 1265 pages of adult Noctuinae images without much luck on this one. This moth resembles the one record H. perturba on BugGuide and an image by Charles Melton of an undescribed species. I also searched Eriopygini extensively on MPG. Hoping I have overlooked something and somebody can help me with an ID.

Moved from Scotogramma.

Moved from Owlet Moths. Upon further review, this is either Scotogramma densa or Scotogramma harnardi. Jim Vargo finds that densa typically has darker/bolder marking than harnardi.


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