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Another Unid. Moth - Vinemina opacaria - female

Another Unid. Moth - Vinemina opacaria - Female
Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2013

Moved to Vinemina opacaria
Moved from Ersephila grandipennis.

Tentative ID. See comments below. Correction welcome.

Vinemina opacaria
Charles Melton has suggested here that this may Vinemina opacaria. Can you give an approximation of size? Ersephila grandipennis is much larger, FW: ~25 mm vs. ~15 mm for V. opacaria. In relation to the sheet this looks similar in size to your geometer image here taken at the same time which would seem to indicate a FW closer to 15 mm. The flight periods are also different. E. grandipennis is Jan. to early April.

I think the geometrid is from a different sheet, but the thread count is probably similar. Based on photos of familiar bugs from the same sheet, I think you're right that this individual's FW is closer to 15 mm than to 25.

Ersephila grandipennis
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