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Geometridae - Pleuroprucha

Geometridae - Pleuroprucha
Katy, Harris County, Texas, USA
June 1, 2012
Pleuroprucha asthenaria. At light. Very close to the photo here at BG by Jeff Hollenbeck and det. by J.D. Roberts. Color is a dirty light green with a vague light wavy line on both wings near the outer margin. This may be a first Texas record here at BG if someone can confirm my ID.

Moved from Sterrhinae.

Moved from Geometrid Moths.

Moved from Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

Common Tan Wave (7132)

Did you mean Asthene Wave?
Did you mean Asthene Wave? I am calling it this because of its dirty greenish color and the lack of dark spots in the subterminal light zig zag line of both wings, diagnostic for P. insulsaria (Com. Tan Wave). Thanks for all your help as I am quite new at moth identifications.

Don't think it's 4133
I'm thinking that you are not likely to see the subtropical Asthene Wave in Texas. See Bob Patterson's comments on one of my Common Tans, which is a dead-ringer for Mark Dreiling's specimen from Oklahoma. I question Mark's "best match" ID.

As for the dots, I try avoiding ID'ing something by what it's not. Besides, the dots are the first thing wear off and are not always visible. It may well be 4133, but Vegas would have to give me some long odds to take that bet :)

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