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Moth - Phigalia strigataria

Moth - Phigalia strigataria
Blanco, Blanco County, Texas, USA
March 2, 2011
Found on brick wall of home (exterior)

Moved from Toothed Phigalia.

This is Phigalia strigataria - Hodges #6660
This is Phigalia strigataria with the PM line nearly straight near the inner margin. In P. denticulata, the PM line makes a deep inverted U-shaped bend near inner margin.

Moved from Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

Hi Sheryl
Small world (bug joke!). I'm Irene Cage's brother in law. Blanco must be warming up like Tucson is right now - love this time of year. Anyway, I THINK your moth is a Hodges #6659 – Phigalia denticulata. Some nice pics of it at the MPG. Wait for the experts - I'm just learning. Have a great day!

Fellow Learner.
Once again, I concur with you, Randy

Thanks Robert
The "eyes" have it. I'll move this along as ID appears solid, even for us learners.

Hi Randy! Thanks! Nice to meet you! And I'm gonna quote you on my blog, where I share about our Texas Wildscape. Hope that's OK. I'm always plugging It's been a HUGE help to me.


Window on a Texas Wildscape

I'll be checking out your blog often. Nice work.
I stick to moths mostly. We're lucky to have Maury Heiman, a moth expert from the Hill Country, here on BG. You might look through his photos HERE to help get IDs on moths (always fun to do the detective work!).

Thanks for the heads up on the moth expert! I love having the best resources! (and YES to fun doing the investigative work!)

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