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Unknown Geometrid Moth - Scopula benitaria

Unknown Geometrid Moth - Scopula benitaria
Eddie Jones Park, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
August 29, 2013
This moth looks very, very much like Hodges #7155,Scopula benitaria. Since there are so few records of this moth, I have serious doubts that this is a correct ID, but I can't find anything closer. The wing shape, the color, and the maculation seem to match. What else could it be? One difference between this moth and that on MPG is that this individual seems to have a costal fold (if moths have these).

Scopula compensata
The PM line has a large, double-pointed tooth, near the costal edge. The BOLD specimens of Scopula benitaria show a small, single-pointed tooth, in that position of the PM line and a smoothly rounded edge of the hind-wing.
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7155 - Scopula benitaria
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