Withered Mocis Moth - Mocis marcida
Dirk Bayer's Place, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
July 27, 2012
Please see both Moth 23 & Moth 24. Pretty sure we have a Mocis here, but not 'zactly sure which one. Peterson lists M. latipes (Small) and M. texana (Texas), but when I look at other BG possibilities & MPG, it appears M. marcida (Withered) and M. disseverans Yellow) are also possibilities. These are looking most like M. marcida (Withered) to me. One (Moth 23) has black spots near inner margin, the other (Moth 24) does not, but seems to have light spot higher up on FW. From what I can tell, these are not diagnositic.
Any IDeas are most appreciated. Bob, whaddya think? It looks like you've seen all 4 possibilities in your area.
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