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Genus Galasa? - Negalasa rubralis - male

Genus Galasa? - Negalasa rubralis - Male
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 31, 2009
Size: just under 1 cm
I found this moth outside my apartment door at about 9:15 PM, near the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It was flying in circles a few feet above the sidewalk several feet from an overhead light. When it wasn't flying in circles, it took short, fast flights near the ground.

ETA: After consulting Moths of Western North America(1), I am fairly certain it is in the genus Galasa, and that it is a male because of the two indentations along the costa. I am leaning towards Galasa nigrinodis, but it may also be Galasa punctalis or maybe something else?

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Genus Galasa? - Negalasa rubralis - male Genus Galasa? - Negalasa rubralis - male

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May I have permission to use this and possibly your other photos at Moth Photographers Group (MPG)? Please send me an email if you are interested in contributing to MPG and I will set up an account for your images. - Steve Nanz

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