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Fungus covered moth

Fungus covered moth
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 27, 2009
This was under bark, and a mycologist friend, Larry Millman is going to try to put a name on the fungus. A species determination of the moth might be needed to get the exact fungus, as many of these fungi are species specific.

Moth is a noctuid
Could be Lithophane.

Moved from Moths.

Try for DNA.....
.... a leg and the photo might be enough to get All-Leps Barcoding to try for an ID. Of course, the DNA might be compromised by now, but it's the only way I can think of to possibly ID the critter. I doubt it can be identified by visible characters.

I'll pass this info on to Larry. He's got the moth now.

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