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Photo#269247
Feralia deceptiva  - Feralia deceptiva

Feralia deceptiva - Feralia deceptiva
Crow, Lane County, Oregon, USA
April 16, 2009
Size: 1 in
This was a morning treat since I haven't seen anything like this.

Moved
Moved from Owlet Moths.

Moved
Moved from Moths.

 
Moved image
You moved my image out of 'Moths' to where? And why? Thanks

 
It was moved with a large group en-mass
The generic "Moth" category has gotten to be 135 pages long (give or take, depending on the day and the browser format you use), which is so cumbersome that people are starting to ignore it and not even look through anymore. I moved a large number of posts (at least a few hundred) from that category to families, where they tend to get found by and receive more attention from experts who know each group better. They are then more likely to get identified and to be moved on to the proper genus and species pages. They can then be seen in context and become more valuable as data points and for identification reference on BugGuide. A number of those moved had at least tentative species or genus identifications, but I didn't go through every one and verify that they were or weren't correct, I just moved them into the family, or occasionally subfamily or tribe. So, your image is still there under Noctuidae. If the species identification is certain, you can move it to the proper species page (or post there in the first place). I'm sure that eventually an editor will get around to it as well. It is a beautiful photo of a beautiful moth.

WOW!
What a beauty!!

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