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Photo#1910374
Richia praefixa? - Richia praefixa - female

Richia praefixa? - Richia praefixa - Female
Mesa Verde National Park, Montezuma County, Colorado, USA
September 21, 2020
Size: ~22 mm TL
Found at the campground. Now realize that I actually found four of these that evening. Two were submitted earlier for ID requests, noting that a BugGuide page would need to be created for this species if confirmed. Adding this one because of it varies significantly in appearance from the others. I was coming up empty on an extensive search to ID this one and suddenly realized that it was right there in front of me with others I had found that very same day. However, on this one, the thick white inner border of the orbicular and reniform spots is not noticeable. This is probably due to the lack of darker shading throughout the forewing. The interesting thing about this to me is that this appears to be a very fresh moth. Something else I noticed about this species that I failed to mention on earlier submissions are the standout white spots framed by black spots on the costa at the location of the basal, AM and PM lines.

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