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Moth ZH3Z6787

Moth ZH3Z6787
Coronado National Forest, Graham County, Arizona, USA
April 27, 2009

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Moth ZH3Z6787 Moth ZH3Z6787

ID Request
Hello Steve,

I am a rank amateur but I noticed that no one had answered this after quite some time, so I guess some answer is better than none.

I think it is a Five-lined Gray Moth, Hodges 6443, Exilis pyrolaria. I did not check MPG to see if it is supposed to be in your area.

Which Species?
Welcome to BugGuide and thanks for adding your suggestion. When you get more comfortable, you might want to include a little bit more info about yourself to your BugGuide profile. And no worries about being, as you put it, a "rank amateur". Sharing your experience is certainly valued especially given that your home turf is not well represented here.

I think you made a typo so I'm not sure to which species you are referring. Did you mean Glena quinquelinearia? Using MPG, here is what I see:

6443 – Glenoides texanaria – Texas Gray Moth: This looks pretty different and is out of range
6453 – Glena quinquelinearia – Five-lined Gray Moth: This looks very similar and is in range
6478 – Exelis pyrolaria – Fine-lined Gray Moth: This looks pretty different and is out of range

I sent this to Bruce Walsh, who is an expert, a while back and he responded "Geos are tough, so I'm not sure
what this could be." Oh well. My best guess has been 6448 – Glena nigricaria but I'm not too convinced.

Which Species
Wow, Steve! Looks like I made a suggestion with HUGE errors to an EXPERT! Not a good entry into Bug Guide.

I tried to get MPG to come up but they must have been making some changes at that hour, so I compared the photos off of mine and took the information from my ID spreadsheet. THEN I made a typo AND copied the names from the line below - what a blunder!

I meant 6453 Glena quinquelinearia. I took a look at 6448.

I have altered my user page to include some information. Thanks for helping me see how I can avoid stepping into the expert's discussions.

I have spent a lot of time learning to use MPG, but I am now concentrating on Bug Guide and feel like I am going to prefer it in the future. I love seeing lots of different pictures.

I have been going throuth the recent images and must have clicked on the picture that did NOT show the comments! So sorry! I would never have entered a comment if I had seen those.

I will re-read the "etiquette" rules.

Thank you so much for taking your time to answer me.

Red Faced!!! A. H.

It's All About Having Fun
No need to apologize and I'm not exactly an expert and I've made funnier errors than this.

Have fun and don't worry about making mistakes.

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