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small moth - Desmia

small moth - Desmia
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
December 14, 2011
Size: 2.5 cm
Moth eclosed from cocoon found along edge of lake in blades of grass.

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Moved from ID Request.

Looks like ...
Desmia deploralis - Hodges#5166, which apparently only show up on BG for Florida.

How do you tell that one
from Desmia ploralis? I couldn't figure it out.

"Looks like"
D. deploralis typically has two separate white spots in AM area and one wide in PM area, while D. ploralis typically has wide ones in both areas. Still, a close call. Safe solution: move to Desmia for Maury to sort out :)

I think

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