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Photo#667369
035 - Cyclophora dataria - female

035 - Cyclophora dataria - Female
Soquel, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
July 1, 2012
Size: ws 24mm

Moved
Moved from Drepanulatrix.

Moved
Moved from Moths.

Maybe a Drepanulatrix
but not sure which.

 
it does look like one except...
...the trail of gunpowder is new to me, but I will take a look there, thanks!

 
I would probably guess Drepanulatrix carnearia - Hodges#6688
I would probably guess Drepanulatrix carnearia - Hodges#6688, but i will move it only to genus unless somebody can say with more certainty. Thanks, again!

-Mac

 
I wondered about that one too,
but the Drepanulatrix seem to be pretty variable in markings. Maybe wait for someone else, like Maury, for an opinion!

Libby

 
...a lot of the time i hesitate to post this type of moth...
...because i am afraid they will turn out to be one variation of the same species after another. But...to me they look like they are different. you will see what i mean when i post a few of the 'different' ones.

 
Oh, I don't think you should hesitate
..to post variations. If there's a range of markings, I find it really helpful when I'm trying to identify something.

 
I just noticed something...Each forewing has a white spot.
A small white spot inside of a small black circle. i have not seen anything similar in my other photos of Drepanulatrix moths yet. They have solid black spots only. i am not sure of what to make of that yet. i am going to add a closeup of the spot.

 
You're right about the white circle.
Don't think it's a Drepanulatrix after all. Looks like this photo of Cyclophora dataria:

 
This looks like a match!
Thanks! I don't know how you found it, but this looks like the same species!

 
Those round hollow spots
are typical of Cyclophora, so I started with that. I hadn't seen that particular species before, but it looks like a fit!

 
Thanks again!
This has added a new diagnostic feature that i can look for, and as a bonus, i can now spell Drepanulatrix with out looking it up!

 
That's how i feel too...
But still I am glad to hear someone else say it!

in most cases i find it hard to sex moths. This one i think is female because how smooth the antennae are. it may be a coincidence but i've noticed in some species of moths the stripes are more prominent on females.

Anyways, i am adding a close up of the antennae. if female i may try to set her up with 044 which i believe may be a single male!

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