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Haploa confusa? - Haploa lecontei

Haploa confusa? - Haploa lecontei
Niquette Bay State Park, Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
June 9, 2006
One emerged from its pupa on 6/7/06, and the other two emerged the next day.

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Haploa confusa? - Haploa lecontei Haploa confusa? - Haploa lecontei

Moved from Haploa.

For what it's worth, these lo
For what it's worth, these look clearly like lecontei to me.

Can you explain how you rule out confusa?

Sorry for the very belated re
Sorry for the very belated reply! I believe the long basal white patch (sometimes divided) has a strong tendency toward a bilobed pattern of sorts at the distal end. I don't know if this is infallible, but it's what I go by. I think the black also tends to be browner/less deep.

Check the apex of the second blob
The middle or second white blob is usually indented at the apex and sometimes completely divided (longitudinally) on confusa. (near the center of the wings)
Please compare Haploa confusa: Some individuals have qualities that seem to bridge more than one species:
After checking the BOLD pages, I noticed that Haploa lecontei is quite variable and so I tried to put several examples of that on the info page.

Moved from Moths.

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