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Two-banded Petrophila, 4774 - Petrophila canadensis

Two-banded Petrophila, 4774 - Petrophila canadensis
Eno River State Park, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
July 31, 2013

Moved from Petrophila. After additional research(1), this appears to be a Canadian Petrophila which is simply brighter orange than most examples. There have now been additional examples of Canadian Petrophila from Eno River SP posted on iNaturalist.

I should add that this individual is unlike almost any other I've seen. It has some characteristics of Feather-edged, Canadian, and Santa Fe Petrophila all mixed up. Somewhat bizarre...and interesting!

Likely P. fulicalis
After additional review of images and descriptions, this seems likely to be an example of P. fulicalis at the S margin of the species' range. In the southeastern states, it becomes problematic to distinguish fulicalis from P. santafealis, previously thought to be a Florida endemic but now suspected of ranging into central Alabama. There is still a gap in Petrophila records from much of NC, SC, and GA, so fulicalis is geographically the more likely species here.

P. fulicalis?

Not sure about P. bifascialis
The HW pattern appears to be wrong for P. bifascialis whose distinctive mark is the solid black median dot on the HW. I'm not familiar enough with the Southeast moth fauna to suggest something else.

I agree
Not sure why I decided on that. How about P. fulicalis?

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