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This moth looked exactly like a couple of fallen leaves when resting. 1 1/4" wingspan.
Thank you Mayra!
Thanks for the tip JoAnn. I will add the tribe for now & do some research when I have more time.
I can only suggest looking here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/14746/bgim...
Ashish, I just realize Satyridae are butterflies - this one was definately a moth!
Thanks Bernadette!Thanks for the tip Ashish - I will check it out.
I feel these are from Satyridae family which mimics with dry leafs.. in ventral view of wings.
I found several similar but not exact matches online so I'm going to submit this one to bamona too & get their thoughts on it. If its the same species I can combine them.
The outer edge seems to differ too. There may be gender dimorphism?
Martin, I think you are right! This specimen was smaller & darker but probably the same species!SFShep, I try & find the species (or at least narrow down the search!) using my field guide, then I will search on bugguide but if I have no luck there I usually submit to butterfliesandmoths.org & hope the experts there can help!
This looks very similar, Karenhttp://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/106...
How does one go about identifying that as a moth? Wait until it flies? I'm still trying to find a body and legs.
Lat: 35.90, Long: -86.89
Spotted on May 1, 2012 Submitted on May 2, 2012
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