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Banded Tiger Moth - Hodges#8170 (Apantesis vittata) - Apantesis vittata

Banded Tiger Moth - Hodges#8170 (Apantesis vittata) - Apantesis vittata
Tyler County, Texas, USA
March 29, 2010
From what I've seen in Covell's guide and on Moth Photographers' website this moth closely resembles 2 Grammia species, but matches neither exactly.

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Apantesis without a doubt,
my guess would also be vittata. Similar to my image:


 
Forewing markings
Is the posterior pale stripe on the forewing highly variable in length in this species?

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Moved from ID Request.

Arctiidae
Apantesis vittata (I'm not 100% on how to tell the Apantesis apart).

 
Arctiidae
Thanks! I'll check into that name. The single pose may not show enough detail. Have not seen another one yet.

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