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moth - Dicogaster coronada

moth - Dicogaster coronada
Ramsey Canyon, Huachuca Mts, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2012

Moved from Quadrina diazoma.

Moved from Lasiocampini.

Moved from Moths.

Forewing length?

probably Quadrina diazoma - Hodges #7691

Not Q. diazoma, a worn male D
Not Q. diazoma, a worn male Dicogaster coronada. In Q. diazoma the AM and PM lines on the forewing stay roughly parallel, so at the bottom edge of the forewing and the top edge the distance between the two lines is roughly equal. IN D. coronada the PM line swings way out at the top of the forewing so at the top edge of the forewing, the distance between the AM and PM lines is much wider than the distance at the bottom edge.

The two species are very similar though. Same size, same color, they fly at the same time of year in the same habitat. The only other difference that I've noticed is that male Q. diazoma flies around 11PM-12 AM, whereas male D. coronada fly around 2-3 AM.

Can't say, but big

Moved from ID Request.

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