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Spotted little surprise - Homadaula anisocentra

Spotted little surprise - Homadaula anisocentra
Amethyst Brook Conservation Area vicinity , Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 20, 2020
Given how many other people around here have better equipment than I do, and spend a lot more time moth-watching, and know much more than I do about identifying them, I usually assume that whatever moths I see - especially micros - are common species that many others have seen too. Apparently not this time! The only other records I see here are all from Tom Murray's yard, and iNat has none at all; will have to check with an expert or two about records outside of the citizen-science world...

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PostScript: the species is apparently (as often happens, especially with micro-moths) more common up here than the Guide and iNat have captured. TeĆ” Kesting-Handly notes "I have gotten it regularly in Suffolk Co., i even saw some caterpillars once! I think i also have it from Plymouth Co" and Steven Whitebread says "Tom regularly gets it in Groton {Middlesex County}, it has appeared at Dave Small's house {Worcester Co} and Betsy Higgins has had it in Florence {Hampshire Co}." So people in NY and the rest of New England probably have it around and just haven't noticed yet...

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