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Rubbed Dart moth - Euxoa detersa

Rubbed Dart moth - Euxoa detersa
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
September 14, 2008
Size: 2 cm
Found in the house, does not seem to be attracted to lights, flies erratically.
Looks like he/she is wearing a royal ermine cloak.

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Rubbed Dart moth - Euxoa detersa Rubbed Dart moth - Euxoa detersa

Rubbed Dart?
The closest I can come is Euxoa detersa. Covell says it is restricted to sandy habitats like beaches and river shores. If the habitat for this does not fit yours, then we don't have an ID.

 
Thank you,David
I live on a sandy cliff on Long Island Sound..Looks like a match.
First time I've seen this moth.

 
Dart
Excellent.

 
Dart
Very excellent..I love finding something I haven't seen before and it is an extra bonus to be able to find out what it is and it's habits.

Thanks again.

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Dart moth. Wait for an expert to say which one though.

 
Dart moth
Thank you,
This does look like the right category.
I see a lot of similar moths there but didn't see a match.

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