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Photo#764828
Variegated Cutworm - Peridroma saucia

Variegated Cutworm - Peridroma saucia
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
April 21, 2013

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Variegated Cutworm - Peridroma saucia Variegated Cutworm - Peridroma saucia

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or maybe, Peridroma saucia
take a look at and

 
Thanks Marcia!
for your attention and help with this one. I was about to trash it, thinking I just got a bum specimen with poor markings, but am more hopeful with your suggested ID possibilities.

Orthosia, perhaps ...
Several years ago, I posted a photo (which must have been removed from the site, since I can not find it among my images) but it was completely dark maroon with faint outlines of the orbicular and reniform spots with the shapes that "match" those of the individual you have posted here. The dark collar was pronounced at the center such as this moth. It was suggested to me that it was Orthosia rubescens. I thought at the time that it may have been a melanic. The moth I posted did not have the white dots on its shoulder such as this fella, but the dots are consistent with the genus Orthosia.

After more research, I'm inclined to think this moth is Peridroma saucia

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