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Geometrid - Orthonama obstipata

Geometrid - Orthonama obstipata
Rondeau Provincial Park, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
September 14, 2019
I checked the terrific page of moths showing the undersides, as produced by Bob Biagi, but couldn't find a match. Not sure if it is possible with this specimen or not.

Moved from ID Request.

The Gem
It looks like this one, but I'm not sure of the gender.
Orthonama obstipata: ♀ Let's double-check the wing shapes and the relative spacing on all of the lines. Here is a shot with more color, like your's:

Thanks so much, Bob....
From what I can tell, the lines are a little indistinct but in combination with the way the wing shape looks, I am leaning towards male.

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