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Spilosoma vagans ? - Spilosoma vagans - male

Spilosoma vagans ? - Spilosoma vagans - Male
Aromas, San Benito County, California, USA
April 18, 2011
Size: 38mm wingspan spread.
Came to black light. (live oak/chaparral habitat). Maybe a dark phase or female of ?

sexually dimorphic antennae
The females have less pectinate antennae.

BOLD match
100% match at BOLD to 10 Spilosoma vagans, 99.85% match to 1 S. vagans, 99.69% match to 1 S. vagans, 99.69% match to 1 S. pteridis, 99.64% match to 1 S. pteridis, 99.54% match to 6 S. vagans.

Moved
Moved from Erebidae.

Spilosoma vagans - Hodges #8138
Spilosoma vagans - Wandering Tiger - Hodges #8138

which has variable forewing color. I did copy and lighten this photo on my screen to see the distinctive lines. Please see Moth Photographers Group for some of the variations.
Nice!

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