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Photo#601357
small moth - Desmia

small moth - Desmia
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
December 14, 2011
Size: 2.5 cm
A cold moth turned over; you can see the proboscis at work.

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Desmia deploralis; Hodges#5166
This guy looks to be deploralis based on the line and the large dark spot in the white area of the rear wing.
See http://bugguide.net/node/view/1181555 for a good look at these markings on the Desmia deploralis page.