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Photo#911891
ID Request - Cisthene picta

ID Request - Cisthene picta
Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
April 20, 2014
Size: apx. 9 mm long
Would someone please help me with this ID? I have had a number of these for the last two nights. I cannot tell if it is Hodges 8070 Angel Lichen Moth or Hodges 8061 Kentucky Lichen Moth. Neither has been ID's in Texas. I lean toward the Kentucky because of the faint yellow line on thelast 1/3rd of the costa and the fact that the black on the base of the hind wing does not extend all the way across.

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ID Request - Cisthene picta ID Request - Cisthene picta ID Request - Cisthene picta

Moved from C. angelus
Moved from Angel Lichen Moth. (See comments under the third image.)

 
By the way...
C. kentuckiensis is eliminated by the all orange thorax here.

Moved
Moved from Cisthene. Only two of the many similar orange/yellow and black Cisthene moths routinely have an all orange thorax, angelus and picta. Based on biogeographical trends, I'm assuming records in the southern Hill Country refer to the western species angelus, whereas records in the DFW area and further N and E are likely to be picta. (See further comments and new placement under third image.)

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