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Photo#782932
Apantesis nais  - Apantesis nais - male

Apantesis nais - Apantesis nais - Male
Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, USA
May 10, 2013

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Apantesis nais  - Apantesis nais - male Apantesis nais  - Apantesis nais - male

Apantesis phalerata?
Ken, I am just trying to figure out where to place my recent Apantesis and came across this one from you: Wouldn't Apantesis phalerata a more likely ID for it considering its black spots on the collar?

 
All 4 of the similar looking
All 4 of the similar looking Apantesis sp. can have the spots on the collar. The dark red hindwings with the solid black border are what ID this as nais.

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Nais/vittata
I agree on nais for this one. Was there a difference that led to this one being ID'd as vittata though? https://bugguide.net/node/view/851867/2494849

I was under the impression that there isn't much overlap in range between the two.

 
I was originally told that it
I was originally told that it was definitely vittata because it has the abbreviated FW markings and it's a male.

 
I must have overlooked it whe
I must have overlooked it when I got the range data from Chris. I moved it to nais.

Moved
Moved from Banded Tiger Moth.