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Unknown Moth - Sthenopis purpurascens

Unknown Moth - Sthenopis purpurascens
Creighton, Northern, Saskatchewan, Canada
August 9, 2009
Size: Almost 2 inches
This large moth was sitting on a mint plant the other night. Any Ideas?


Moved from Sthenopis.

Moved from Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

It is a silver-spotted ghost moth, Sthenopis argenteomaculatus. These moths are seen rather rarely because they are not attracted to lights or baits. Look for them flying briefly at dusk in alder groves.

Thank You
I feel lucky to have seen it then!

S. purpurascens
This looks more like Sthenopis purpurascens, which flies later in the year than S. argenteomaculatus.

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