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Arta epicoenalis, Hodges 5567 ? - Parachma ochracealis

Arta epicoenalis, Hodges 5567 ? - Parachma ochracealis
Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
August 3, 2012
Is this ID correct?

Parachma ochracealis - Parachma Moth - Hodges #5538
Moved from ID Request.


Well, I flunked that test!! But I learned a lot!

Regardless of Color ...
The AM & PM only match Parachma ochracealis. Like I said, have fun. See you learned something in Sunday School :)

Name That Moth
A new Sunday afternoon program sponsored by the Zimlich Zone. Our first contestant this week is Ann Hendrickson from Camp Wood, Texas. Good afternoon, Ann. Are you ready to play Name That Moth? Here's a hint to get you started: it's not Arta epicoenalis. While Ann's pondering that question, we will take a station break.

Well, you sneaky devil! I almost bit and went for a "yellow" olivalis, but I knew there HAD to be a catch.

So, I narrowed it down to 5538 Parachma ochracealis and 5566 Posturing Arta. From there it was hard. The color was MUCH more like the Parachmaand I could not tell about how hairy my moth's legs were. Bug Guide does not have ANY pictures of a yellow/gold Posturing Arta, but MPG does. But I found a June picture which I will now post of a rust Posturing Arta, so that is my decision, final!

Beautiful Moth!

Thanks, have been cleaning out my files as you can tell.

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