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small day-flying dark-chocolate & vanilla fringe-wing Moth at high-altitude - Sympistis aterrima

small day-flying dark-chocolate & vanilla fringe-wing Moth at high-altitude - Sympistis aterrima
Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mono County, California, USA
August 9, 2013
Visiting flowers at about 10,000 feet altitude, near lake.
Is this an Erebid Moth ?

Feel free to frass afterward.

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Thanks for the upward move, Kyhl !
Happy 2018 !

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Sympistis sp.
Either Sympistis aterrima or Sympistis apep. Based on locality most likely S. aterrima.

 
Thanks a lot, Jan !
Sympistis aterrima matches beautifully !
There are records from the Sierras, while this might be the first record for Mono County.

Sympistis apep does look somewhat similar, but it has only been recorded from the Pacific Northwest.

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