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Photo#585348
Tarache Moth - Tarache abdominalis

Tarache Moth - Tarache abdominalis
Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, USA
October 8, 2011
At first I thought this was an Exposed Bird-dropping Moth, but the dark spot on the back of the head looks more like a Tarache sedata.

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♂ Tarache abdominalis - Hodges #9138
Tarache abdominalis - Hodges #9138

this adds the species to the growing Bug Guide collection!
Do you have other photos of this moth?
Thanks

 
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This could be Ponometia phecolisca.

 
Ponometia phecolisca is smaller
Ponometia phecolisca is smaller with forewing length of 8-10 mm and does not have the oval basal patch.

 
I would be very interested to
I would be very interested to know which characteristics you focus on when making an ID so I can make better ID's in the future. I am just starting to learn moths.

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