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Green and brown, furry moth - Euclea incisa

Green and brown, furry moth - Euclea incisa
Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA
June 4, 2013

Moved from Euclea.
ID courtesy of Dr. Marc Epstein.


Moved from Euclea incisa.

E.delphinii not incisa

I would call this one E. delphinii rather than incisa. As near as I can determine, incisa occurs mainly south of OK. We do have a few older records identified as incisa but the "valid" ones are in extreme southern OK. Most of the photos of delphinii you see on the web are from the eastern part of the country which, as I understand, hey tend to show much more brown with the green almost being an after thought as it were. The HW on the form that we find here is nearly all green with only a brown "trim" around the margins.


PS - You'll be sorry if you touch the cats of either one.

Not sure
I don't think this is identifiable to species and could be a hybrid. Email comment from Dr. Marc Epstein: "In Central Texas, Oklahoma, and further to the West into New Mexico and Arizona, they are either incisa or grading into them (hybrid zone in Texas). More Northern midwestern ones and all others to the East, even if green, are delphinii, as these are often part of clinal variation that has all green grading all the way into the small submedial green spot."

Thanks for the correction. MPG has a Euclea delphinii photo from Mark Dreiling that's even more green than this one. (It's also here in Bugguide -- I missed that.)

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