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moth - Xestia perquiritata

moth - Xestia perquiritata
Acadia NP, Hancock County, Maine, USA
August 10, 2008

If it ID how come it still in request ID ?

It was moved
back on September 3, 2008 from ID request to the species page.

Thanks J.D.
Moved from Moths.

Xestia sp.
I believe this is Xestia perquiritata. They have a bit of individual variation and All-Leps shows some good matches.

Hi Tom -
do you think this could be one of the Dagger Moths? Looks a bit like Acronicta fragilis to my eye, although I'm not sure if that moth occurs in your area. I'm not a moth expert at all... what do you think?

It looks very close, but not quite the same. I just looked through all the MPG photos, and didn't see one that matched up quite good enough.

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