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Pitón de Birmania (Python bivittatus)

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abby_kuki

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Junio 2020

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Last science fair of 2020 school year. Volunteer captures.

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Pitón Reticulada Asiática (Malayopython reticulatus)

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arkantor

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Junio 30, 2008 01:37 PM CEST

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Cultum, captivumve!

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dbh

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Agosto 2021

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Falsa Coralillo Real de Chihuahua (Lampropeltis knoblochi)

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Agosto 1999

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jeffmci9

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Agosto 19, 2017 09:14 PM CDT

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This was the ID provided on BG, although I admit I'm still not really sold on it. Anyone able to confirm or refute this ID?

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ptexis

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Junio 18, 2021 11:05 PM CDT

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jeffmci9

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Mayo 30, 2021 09:31 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Septiembre 7, 2017 06:10 AM CDT

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Pitón Reticulada Asiática (Malayopython reticulatus)

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giyani_hana

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Abril 28, 2021 09:28 AM WIB

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Falta la ubicación

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amzapp

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Agosto 14, 2020 10:06 PM CDT

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@ellen5. These again.

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ptexis

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Junio 18, 2020 11:45 PM CDT

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I have photographed several of these, and I have never before seen one that displayed iridescence.

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krancmm

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Mayo 15, 2020 09:23 AM CDT

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ptexis

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Septiembre 19, 2018 06:26 AM CDT

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ptexis

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Abril 19, 2020 08:16 AM CDT

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Mantis del Noroeste (Stagmomantis limbata)

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ptexis

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Check this out. Last year we saw a hummer get caught and eaten by a large mantis. The mantis was sitting on one of the feeders. I never heard of that happening before. We’ve been feeding hummers and have had dense populations of hummers at our feeders for 25 years now, and we had never seen this before last year. We have seen several instances of large female black-and-yellow garden spiders catching and eating hummers, but lots of mantises are around and so far as we've seen, they have never caught a hummer until last year.

Today a mantis caught a hummer and is eating it right now. The mantis with its prey is sitting on the persimmon bush/tree that is right by the feeders.

It looks like it could be the same mantis, but I googled mantis longevity and apparently a year is the maximum lifespan, so this has got to be a new mantis. It is possible, maybe even likely that this is the offspring of the huge female mantis that caught the bird last year, as she was the only big mantis in the area we ever saw. Maybe mantis catch hummers all the time, but we just don’t see them do it, and I think it is a pretty rare behavior. This one couldn’t have learned the behavior from a mother she never saw. Is there an inheritable bird-eating trait in that particular lineage? I guess it's a simpler hypothesis that it's a trait for quicker growth or larger than average size, and that just allows them to include hummers on the menu by late summer.

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ptexis

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Octubre 22, 2017 09:55 PM CDT

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Sorry guys, I think My first ID was incorrect. I've found several other specimens that clearly are implicata, and I think this one is, too.

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mako252

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Julio 31, 2019 07:34 AM CDT

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ptexis

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Julio 6, 2019 05:51 AM CDT

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The marks are 1mm, the TL of the moth is 22 or 23 mm.

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jeffmci9

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Agosto 19, 2017 09:41 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Febrero 27, 2019 04:30 AM CST

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Polillas del Pasto (Familia Crambidae)

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htrudell

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Agosto 26, 2011 09:44 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Junio 23, 2019 11:34 PM CDT

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htrudell

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Agosto 27, 2011 10:05 AM CDT

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ptexis

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Septiembre 19, 2018 07:36 AM CDT

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ptexis

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Abril 26, 2019 10:15 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Enero 20, 2018 10:31 PM CST

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ptexis

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Febrero 7, 2019 07:32 AM CST

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Help! Identotron thinks this is Costaconvexa centrostrigaria, but I don't think so. But I don't know what it is. Any ideas out there?

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gcwarbler

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Marzo 21, 2019

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greglasley

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Septiembre 24, 2016 10:31 AM CDT

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ptexis

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Marzo 7, 2018 09:39 PM CST

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unusual color?

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ptexis

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Agosto 11, 2016 11:26 AM CDT

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found in building under construction

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Polillas de Alas Cubiertas (Género Catocala)

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krancmm

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Mayo 20, 2018 11:12 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Julio 15, 2018 10:24 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Junio 3, 2018 11:39 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Septiembre 12, 2017 10:17 PM CDT

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This is the first example that i have seen at my site of a Pyrausta in the onythesalis/pseudonythesalis pair that is completely without a dashed T line.

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greglasley

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Septiembre 21, 2016 08:00 AM CDT

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Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
21 September 2016

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krancmm

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Mayo 13, 2018 12:18 AM CDT

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ptexis

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Noviembre 15, 2017 10:21 PM CST

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ptexis

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Junio 11, 2017 11:07 PM CDT

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sambiology

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Abril 6, 2018

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Had such a blast with other iNatters at the Del Rio gathering. I saw lots and lots of new plants and animals -- so these ID's are tentative. I'll have to do a little more digging later.
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/sambiology/15447-spending-time-with-inat-community-in-del-rio

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ptexis

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Marzo 16, 2018 07:09 AM CDT

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gcwarbler

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Marzo 2012

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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I'm tentatively identifying this very plain pug moth as Eupithecia zygadeniata, a species whose larvae have been documented on Green Lily (Schoenocaulon) in Central Texas.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/315640
Both MPG and BG have just a single image of one pinned specimen (from Texas Lepidoptera Survey):
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7532
http://bugguide.net/node/view/315640
Blanchard and Knudson (1985, p. 670) describe this species as having "powdery gray" wings.
The BOLD website shows several pinned specimens, some apparently from CO.
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=226156

Compared to the Common Eupithecia, E. miserulata, this species has wider or longer FWs. The FWs have numerous but very indistinct crosslines and only the tiniest of dark discal dots, if any. I've noticed on this image that the abdomen has a series of black dots in the center of each segment, each of which is shaped like a minute chevron or crescent, yielding a distinct row of black dots down the length of the abdomen. As well, all available images seem to show a complete, sinuous or dentate pale subterminal line extending the entire breadth of the FW from the costa to the outer angle. Also, most/all images show a conspicuous but thin U-shaped dark line across the first abdomenal segment. I don't know if any of these latter aspects are diagnostic, but they are distinct in these respects from my series of E. miserulata images.

The species was originally described from Bosque Co., TX. Blanchard and Knudson report it from Comal and Kerr Cos. The present image is from a private ranch near Camp Wood in Real Co., TX. IF anyone ever finds the orange and black larvae on Green Lily in the wild, it would be tremendously valuable to raise those to adulthood to get more images of this poorly known species.
Compare also to this tentatively IDed image of E. jejunata:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2572994

Ref: Blanchard, A., and E. C. Knudson. 1985. The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera:Geometridae) of Texas with a description of a new species. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 87(3):662-674.
http://biostor.org/reference/75172

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gcwarbler

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Marzo 15, 2015

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I originally thought this was E. zygadeniata, but I now see it matches images in Blanchard & Knudson (1985) of a different Texas species, the Swift Pug, E. jejunata. This species has obscure crosslines and tiny/absent discal dots like the former species but is smaller and not as "powdery gray"; The PM line (termed "subterminal" in McDunnough, 1949, p. 574) is doubled, enclosing a narrow pale band; this is inside the true subterminal whitish line which crosses the entire width of the FW. Another character mentioned by McDunnough (p. 574) is a pair of small obscure dark patches just inside the subterminal white line, one in the middle and one near the lower end of that line. This species apparently (?) shares with E. zygadeniata the row of black dots on the center of each abdomenal segment. Compare with my concept of E. zygadeniata here:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2572990

Ref.: Blanchard, A. and E.C. Knudson. 1985. The Eupithecia (Lep.:Geom.) of Texas with a description of a new species. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 87(3):662-674.
http://biostor.org/reference/75172

McDunnough, J. H. 1949. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lep.:Geom.). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 93(8):533-728.

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ptexis

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Enero 20, 2018 10:36 PM CST

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krancmm

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Marzo 23, 2018 06:58 AM CDT

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Or C. lethe or ...

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gcwarbler

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Marzo 1, 2017 10:01 PM CST

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This was one of the nice discoveries on the first day of March; first for the yard. I keep photographing Eupithecia's in hopes of uncovering something different and it finally worked. This is Bolter's Pug Moth which ranges from AZ east to Central Texas. MPG at present does not show any Texas records:
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7500
The species is sparsely recorded in Texas but has been documented as far east as Waco (McClennan Co.). This appears to be a 2nd Travis County record, just a few days after the first one was uploaded to BG: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1343373

The first image is a marked-up version to illustrate key points for identifying this species (based on McDunnough's 1949 monograph and a more recent article by Blanchard & Knudson (1985)*).

  1. FWs narrower and more pointed than most other common Eupithecia's.
  2. Oblique dark marks from costa meeting at the discal spot, forming a conspicuous "triangle" on the costal margin.
  3. Discal spot a prominent vertical bar.
  4. Thin black line extending from lower end of discal spot towards base of FW.
  5. Pale unmarked buff/gray areas flanking the discal spot; also the inner 2/3 of HW similarly unmarked (more so than most other Eupithecia).
    The black inverted "Y" or 3-bladed "propeller" on the thorax seems to be diagnostic for this species, at least among CenTex Eupithecia's.

These ID notes have been added to the BG species page here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1043092

  • Blanchard, A., and E. C. Knudson. "The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of Texas, with the description of a new species." Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (USA) (1985).

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ptexis

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Agosto 29, 2017 10:50 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Junio 24, 2017 06:04 AM CDT

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I think this specimen is an example of an overlooked Texas species. Rindge (1959) described it and looked at 21 specimens from the OK border south to Cotulla. He also included a specimen from NM and one from Coah. MX. At BOLD there is a specimen identified as imperdata from Baboquivari, AZ, and one from the OK border of TX. The type locality is Kerrville, TX. The darkly pigmented line on the fold that connects the AM line and PM line is a character of the pattern of imperdata.

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ptexis

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Febrero 13, 2018 10:29 PM CST

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ptexis

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Febrero 9, 2018 11:52 PM CST

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ptexis

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Noviembre 19, 2017 09:01 PM CST

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ptexis

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Noviembre 21, 2017 08:39 PM CST

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ptexis

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Noviembre 21, 2017 07:11 AM CST

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ptexis

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Octubre 26, 2017 06:32 AM CDT

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Gusano Cogollero del Maíz (Spodoptera frugiperda)

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krancmm

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Diciembre 18, 2017 05:48 PM CST

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ptexis

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Junio 18, 2017 11:18 PM CDT

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ptexis

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Julio 25, 2017 06:18 AM CDT

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@gcwarbler -- help me, I'm lost. So far as I've learned to date, there are six or seven genera of moths that have this general silhouette, and I've grown interested in them. Out at the Devils River, I regularly see a selection of the genera, and I've amassed quite a collection of images. But it seems the more I look at them, the less I understand. I recently decided this moth is a Tornos abjectarius. However, even more recently, I recently came across your post about identifying E. miserulata (and on the basis of the illuminating description and illustration you offered, I have identified this moth as such). I know the whole batch is tough to identify with certainty, but what do you think this one might be--Tornos, Eupithecia, or something else??? If this is a Eupithecia, I think I have to go back and re-identify some of the images of very similar moths that I have posted here and at BG.

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cmeckerman

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Diciembre 4, 2017 09:41 PM CST