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Carmenta tildeni

Carmenta tildeni
Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, USA
April 16, 2021
Moth resting on Gregg's Mistflower in the garden.

Moved from Carmenta tildeni.

Can you tell us how the species was determined?
I ask because C. tildeni seems to be relatively uncommon (just two other examples in the Guide), and there are a number of other species with a similar color pattern.

I honestly used iNat for the
I honestly used iNat for the suggestion. It was the only one that was recommended and I thought it matched, so I didn't go through and look at plates. I agree that is seemed uncommon. I came here to look at photos and was surprised to see there weren't many. I can't remember how to move entries, or I would move it to Clearwing Moths. I'll go back and look at plates.

While it's possible that the suggestion is correct...
...iNat's AI is notoriously unreliable when it comes to arthropods and should not be used to place images on BG. Please post to ID Request or to your deepest level of personal certainty. Thanks!

I'll move this to Sesiidae for Dr. Taft's review.

Thank you...
I appreciate you moving it for me. I looked through Bugguide and Moth Photographers Group. Closest I could get, aside from the suggested species, is Carmenta giliae. It appears it would not be in range. I look forward to Dr. Taft's review.

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