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10July2011-moth3 - Datana

10July2011-moth3 - Datana
Cincinnati, Tanglewood Preserve, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
July 10, 2011
Size: 2 cm (long)
An especially pretty guy I hope some can name.

Moved from ID Request.

Notodontidae: Datana perspicua?
Your specimen may be an example of the Spotted Datana (Hodges #7908). I appears to resemble this Bug Guide image:

Thank you

Datana for certain, though I'm not convinced I can separate the species. Considering the food plants that are abundant locally and might appeal to something in the genus, (Hickory/Walnut and Rhododendron) one can perhaps narrow it down. But even a family (and especially your genus ID) makes me very happy!

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