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mating moths - Vitacea polistiformis - male - female

mating moths - Vitacea polistiformis - Male Female
Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
June 2, 2012
Perhaps my thumbnail in this picture will help someone estimate the size of the moths. The blue scales on the antenna of the fatter moth stand out more in this picture too.

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mating moths - Vitacea polistiformis - male - female mating moths - Vitacea polistiformis - male - female

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Moth ID
It is most likely the grape root borer (Vitacea polistiformis) based upon the date of flight.The key characteristics cannot be seen. The other species that flies later in the year is Vitacea scepsiformis.

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