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Moth - Diastema n-sp

Moth - Diastema n-sp
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
August 21, 2010
Size: About 22mm
At UV lights.

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Moth - Diastema n-sp Moth - Diastema n-sp

Moved from Diastema.

Moved from Moths.

How did you find it?

Check comments on the second photo
See Bob Patterson's comments for the other photo (the side shot). Appears we never had a chance to ID this one! Going to have to collect a few this summer to resolve it.

Sent this photo to Bruce Walsh at UA
"re: "Schinia" -- totally awesome, I have no idea! How cool is that!" - BW

And the search goes on.

genus Schinia?
Looks like a Schinia but I can't find it on MPG plates.

Considered ...
Have you thought about Euxoa? Just a thought

I have not
Great suggestion, I will look around some more when I get the time. Thanks.

This moth has got me stumped (happens all the time)
I took a good look at Euxoa and there are many simililarly marked moths but nothing that seams right. The reniform spot in that genus, and others, always bends opposite of mine, with the concave side of the spot pointing toward the outer margin. Yet, overall they appear closer to mine than Schinia. The search goes on...

I can certainly relate to "This moth has got me stumped (happens all the time)." You immediately know what family/group a butterfly belongs, but not so with moths. Two moths can appear almost identical, yet not even related. Hmmm ... that would make a good country song "Looking for ID's in all the wrong places."

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