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Photo#45004
Herbivorous Pleuroptya Moth - Patania silicalis

Herbivorous Pleuroptya Moth - Patania silicalis
Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
August 19, 2005
Size: wingspan 26 mm
Found necatring on my Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata at night. I photographed adjacent to a scale (separate frame) to get the wingspan, in a natural position, of 26 mm. (Spread wingspan would be a bit larger.)

Thanks to Bob Patterson for identification--see comments.

5243 - Pleuroptya silicalis
.... identified by Brian Scholtens (Pyraustinae, Spilomelini)

 
Many thanks
Well, I was off-base, thanks for the identification.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

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