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Unidentified moth, St. Paul Island, Alaska - Psychophora phocata

Unidentified moth, St. Paul Island, Alaska - Psychophora phocata
St. Paul Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA
June 30, 2012
On the side of a scoria cone. Dry tundra habitat.

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Unidentified moth, St. Paul Island, Alaska - Psychophora phocata Unidentified moth, St. Paul Island, Alaska - Psychophora phocata

Moved to Psychophora phocata
Moved from Larentiinae.

Det. Chris Schmidt, 12/21/2017., "... it’s a very contrastingly coloured (and variable) population of Psychophora phocata that occurs on the Pribilof Islands (we have long series here at CNC)..."

So Kyhl was pretty close. Please email me if you are interested in having this posted at MPG.

Thanks!

 
Great addition for the guide! Thanks for reaching out to Chris.
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Xanthorhoe clarkeata looks close, but range doesn't fit
Moved from Geometrid Moths.

 
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Great find! I went to the BOLD site and there is one X. clarkeata with similar antenna here

 
Antennae?
I don’t recall ever seeing antennae like this. I think it's a geometrid too but how did you make that determination?

Moved
Moved from Moths. This is definitely a Geometer. Perhaps a pale Xanthorhoe?

Moved
Moved from Pyralid Moths.

Sorry for the move back to Moths. Wish I could be more helpful.

 
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Steve, I have looked through more files that I can name. Still nothing satisfactory. Only possibility I could see was maybe something Eufidonia.

 
Beats me ...
I've looked through all my MPG thumbs, even Noctuids. Images of Moths of Alaska hasn't helped. I even "flattened" the moth in PhotoShop, and can't find a match. The closest I can guess is something in Hydriomenini tribe of geometrids.

Moved
Moved from Moths.

 
Crambid, Geometer?
Pyrausta sp. maybe? What pyralid does this resemble?

 
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Sorry, thanks for catching me again. No explanation for my mistake. Looking again I would probably look through the Geometers first.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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