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Photo#782920
Malacosoma americana

Malacosoma americana
Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, USA
May 28, 2013

I am looking at this now. Wi
I am looking at this now. Will read and make appropriate changes

OK, that makes sense
We'll send Christi @ MPG a note also.
Ken, What do you make of Tom Murray's image here

Just one of those fluke thinks that happen on moth sheets?

 
If you're on Facebook, there'
If you're on Facebook, there's a list of suggested changes on the Moth Photographers Group page so you can see if someone else has already reported an error.

 
Sorry no Facebook
but we email Christi all the time, so she is used to it.

 
Haha, it's true. Anyone who d
Haha, it's true. Anyone who doesn't use the FB just e-mails me their comments. There aren't a lot of people who send e-mails so it works fine. :)

 
It's certainly 2 different sp
It's certainly 2 different species but they aren't close enough or in the right position to be mating.

 
How about this other one?
They were staying in the pictured position for quite a while.

 
Can we even tell
if they are different gender?

 
These 2 look like they're dif
These 2 look like they're different species that ARE mating.

Ken, we were studying Malacosoma images
and we are confused by the placement of this image and the one on MPG here. Is it misplaced on MPG? Or can they be that variable?

 
My image on the MPG page for
My image on the MPG page for Malacosoma disstria is misplaced. If you right-click on it and try to save the image, you'll see that it's labeled KeCh7701-225.jpg. MPG has been notified oj this and many other errors but with the retirement of Bob Patterson, they are way behind in everything.

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