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Photo#368480
Moth AU - Ponometia fasciatella

Moth AU - Ponometia fasciatella
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
August 31, 2006
Size: 3/8 inch

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Moth AU - Ponometia fasciatella Moth AU - Ponometia fasciatella

Moved to Ponometia fasciatella
Moved from Ponometia.

FYI - The southwest population of Ponometia fasciatella likely represents an undescribed species, references here.

Ponometia bicolorata?
I went through all the species photos on this link of Ponometia:
http://www.boldsystems.org/views/taxbrowser.php?taxid=51443
And found only one that was a close match - P. bicolorata.
It is the first picture on this link:
http://www.boldsystems.org/views/taxbrowser.php?taxid=341178

Is this it?

 
Long time mystery!
I think your moth is a male Ponometia fasciatella. It has the light head and shoulers and darker fringe of the males of that species. Females are grey and whitish. bicolorata is usually sharply defined mid-wing from yellow to brown. Here's a photo of one I shot in Tucson recently ...

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