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Black-banded Noctuid (Brachylomia discinigria)? - Sympistis

Black-banded Noctuid (Brachylomia discinigria)? - Sympistis
Fisher, Polk County, Minnesota, USA
August 14, 2010
Size: Length ~ 2 cm
(Update: 21 August 2015): This specimen may be an example of either the S. chionanthi (10067) or S. forbesi (10067.1).

A strikingly beautiful noctuid, but I can't seem to find a good BG image that matches this specimen. The closest image that I can find is for that of Brachylomia discinigria (BG photo 10636)...but I'm not persuaded that's a good match. I'm hoping that someone might recognize this moth. As usual, it's another first for me! Thanks for any and all suggestions! ;-)

Moved from Sympistis.

Moved from Fringe-Tree Sallow.

Moved from Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks Like 10067 - Sympistis chionanthi
(no rsvp, thanks)

Thanks, Bob!
Good call, Bob. I think that you're probably right. The more I compeare the two images, the more they seem to resemble one another. This maybe an example of Sympistis chionanthi.

I photographed a second specimen from another point of view, which I put up on the ID Request today.

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