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Orillia Angle - Digrammia excurvata

Orillia Angle - Digrammia excurvata
Portal (Chiricahua Mts.), Cochise County, Arizona, USA
July 13, 2007

probably Digrammia excurvata
Moved from Curve-lined Angle to new species page based on previous comments below and other info and images linked to in the Guide.

Ah, very good.
I was focusing on the synonymy issue (i.e. deleting the orillata page) and hadn't read your comment all the way through.

Moved from Orillia Angle Moth.

All-Leps lists orillata as a synonym of Digrammia continuata, known as the Curve-lined Angle. I've added several synonyms to the Guide page just now.

This one looks similar to D. continuata (Hodges #6362) but I couldn't find any records of its occurrence west of Texas, and it's not on the list of Southeastern Arizona geometrids by Bruce Walsh. I'm not positive but I think this is more likely to be Digrammia excurvata (Hodges 6363), which does occur in Arizona. This specimen was collected in the same county as your photo. See more photos of excurvata from California by Bob Belmont at MPG.

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