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Datana chiriquensis - Datana perfusa

Datana chiriquensis - Datana perfusa
Florida Station, Santa Rita Experimental Range, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 27, 2013
Size: circa 50-60 mm wingspan
This sure looks like Charles Melton's specimen from the Huachucas, identified by DNA barcoding as Datana chiriquensis (Hodges #7914):

To me, that tuft of whitish "hairs" on the thorax looks rather distinctive, along with the overall coloration. Reading Dyar's original description, everything seems to be a good match, so I'm going ahead and placing it at species level, but I know this is a difficult genus! Moth experts should feel free to move it to genus level if they feel this is unreasonable.


One of the few ided

Moved from Datana.

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