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A. californica? - Trichoplusia ni

A. californica? - Trichoplusia ni
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 26, 2009
I think this is Autographa californica, but its not nearly as dark as most of the other individuals I've seen.

Moved from Owlet Moths.

We have some good pictures here too.

Moved from Moths.

Looks like Trichoplusia ni
John has a good photo: ON Flickr
I have one posted:" also on Flickr

maybe not...
I just found what I believe to be another one of these, and much to my delight, it was side by side with a real A. californica which allowed me to compare the two. After which, I think that this must be some other species. This species was much smaller, about 17mm in length.... after doing some research, my new guess for this individual is Trichoplusia ni. This is assuming, of course, that the species in this picture was the same species as the one I observed tonight... I will upload the images of the new individual tommorow and then hopefully an expert can weigh in their opinion.

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