Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#634595
Nematocampa - Nematocampa resistaria

Nematocampa - Nematocampa resistaria
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
April 13, 2012
Size: ~20 mm span
Light attracted. Judging from the images submitted from Florida by Machele White and, especially, by Ilona L. with verdict from Bob Patterson concerning the latter, I assume that my moth is 7009 Nematocampa limbata and not a "bleached" 2010 Nematocampa resistaria. I would appreciate confirmation.

Nematocampa resistaria - Hodges #7010
Moved from ID Request.

Nematocampa resistaria and N. baggettaria are the southeastern species. N. baggettaria is the smallest and the outer margins of the wings are rounded. There are differences in the hind tibial spurs of the males also. Your moth has the more angular outer wing margins of Nematocampa resistaria.
Thanks

name changed
I had to check this out after seeing your comment. The following statement is on the Info tab regarding the name change. Apparently the name N. limbata is no longer in use.

Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
"Nematocampa limbata (formerly lumped with this Eurasian species)
Ferguson (1993) revised the NA species of Nematocampa and was the author who revised the status of the species commonly called N. limbata to N. resistaria."

 
Nematocampa
Thank you for your prompt comment. "Dimorphism" is the key, I suppose. No wonder I became confused looking at the images that passed for being resistaria. I'm looking forward to a final verdict. Is Hodges #2009 for the Eurasian species?

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.