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Photo#205659
Orange Uns - Cargida pyrrha

Orange Uns - Cargida pyrrha
Pima Canyon, Santa Catalina Mts, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 24, 2008
Size: ~20 - 25mm
Found already tucked in for the day on branch of Gray Thorn. When I disturbed it, it showed orange underwings. I thought perhaps that and the odd shape of it from lateral aspect might help ID. Is it some kind of Catacola??

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Orange Uns - Cargida pyrrha Orange Uns - Cargida pyrrha

Moved
Moved from Syssphinx heiligbrodti.
That is it Richard Gillmore! Thanks for solving this one finally!

Cargida pyrrha (7964)
I believe that this moth is really Cargida pyrrha (7964). I believe that Bob Beatson saw the orangish/red abdomen of this specimen and remembered the color. Later he wrote that the hindwings were orange.
This would confuse many people.
I collected this species at Pina Blanca, Arizona on my lightsheet. I remember the way this moth rested on the sheet with its dark wings hiding the abdomen.
Everyone should visit "Moth Photographers Group" and view this species. Make sure that you click on the number 7964, so you can see the other photo of the moth at rest. Similiar to this photo.
Jim Vargo helped me find the right species name. Thanks, Jim.

This is Gloveria sp. not Syssphinx
This is Gloveria sp. not Syssphinx

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7710 - Syssphinx heiligbrodti
....also found in Santa Ritas and Chiricahuas

 
Thanks Bob,
I'm wondering about the legs of my moth as compared to the photos of S. Heiligbrodti in bugguide, specifically, mine show white bands, whereas the images in bugguide don't? Is this character that variable?

Lasiocampid?
This is not a true underwing, but it reminds me of a "prominent" moth.

 
Gloveria
maybe?

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