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 Pickerelweed Borer Moth - Bellura densa

Pickerelweed Borer Moth - Bellura densa
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
August 15, 2013
From MPG: "9525 Bellura obliqua - "the angle of the reniform relative to the FW costa is important for densa vs obliqua (closer to right angle for densa); also obliqua is usually earlier in the season and has only one flight, densa has two flights, in late spring and late summer; densa usually has a darker purplish tint overall, and a more squared-off forewing shape, and also often with the abdomen sticking out past the wings." - Chris Schmidt (pers. comm. 4/29/2020)"

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Moved
Moved from Bellura. ID by Les Ferge - "It is a somewhat smaller moth than B.obliqua, and has the basal area of the forewing more tan, rather than the gray of B. obliqua."

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Moved

Moved
Moved from Bellura.

Moved
Moved from Cattail Borer. I thought this moth was Bellura obliqua but it was pointed out that it was late in the season for that species and that this would more likely be Bellura densa.

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