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Red Twin-spot Carpet? - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

Red Twin-spot Carpet? - Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Ringwood, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
May 24, 2020
I believe this is a Red Twin-spot Carpet, but I have never seen one before, so would love confirmation. Thank you in advance!

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Hi Bob, thank you. I updated the photo with a more cropped image. Sorry, I didn't know the age, so thanks for adding it for me. I Googled this moth and also looked at the info on the BugGuide page and see that this moth is called a Red Twin-Spot Carpet in the US, but in Europe it is called Dark-Barred Twin-Spot Carpet and is considered a different species. Not confusing at all! :)

That is a good crop. Nice job!

There are only two ages for all of Lepidoptera. (Adult or Immature) That should be easy to remember. However, we always need to set this on every image, before placement in the guide.
This effects how our images show up in the browser. I always check this box for people when I move their images, but some editors may not do that.

The scientific species name is the same everywhere, but the common name changes, because another moth (a different species) has that common name in Europe.