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Moth - Prochoerodes lineola

Moth - Prochoerodes lineola
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Size: Approx 4cm

6982 - Lg. Maple Spanworm Moth - Prochoerodes transversata
... and a nice variation.

This seems really dark but th
This seems really dark but the closest I could find was the yellow slant lined moth.



It's a start... I'm sure someone else will chime in and let us know what it really is...

Geometridae
I think this is a Large Maple Spanworm moth...

 
Guess I was composing my pre
Guess I was composing my previous comment at the same time as you. The only reason I didn't think it was the maple was this moth seems to have a much thicker, more defined line. And at the ends of the sub-wings (correct term?) the maple moth has two little round projections from what I could see on most of the images. I don't quite see that on this moth here, or maybe it's just warn off?

Your probably right, I'm by no means any athority on moths, I just wanted to clarify my opinion.

 
The correct term:
Hindwing (if I understand you correctly). The forewings make up the leading edge and are held here on the outside, while the hind wings are toward the back and on the inside. There's a collection of links to glossaries in the articles section of the forums.

 
Thank you for the clarificati
Thank you for the clarification chuck, I should have checked there first....

 
Close
Close though - yes I noticed the well defined line, but I think the maple is close - Could also be a Juniper Geometer but not sure about the overall shape (note the hooked wing tips) and positioning of the line. I'm hoping Bob Patterson will bail me out here . .
???

 
about the lines...
In the Yellow Slant-line, the pm. line continues to the apex, which appears to not be so for the Maple Spanworm; also, Maple Spanworm appears to show at least a hint of an am. line, which the Slant-line does not. Note the hook at the end of the pm. line near the apex in Juniper Geometer.

 
Lg. Maple Spanworm Moth - Pro
Lg. Maple Spanworm Moth - Prochoerodes transversata it is !
Good call Jeff . . . Moving to Prochoerodes transversata.

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