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Noctuid Moth

Admetovis cf. similaris

Description:

This moth mimics the bark surrounding the leaf it was on. It looked like a small piece of bark on a leaf when looking down at it but from the side, you could see there was a moth shape.

Habitat:

It was resting during the day under a Eucalyptus tree in the backyard. There is chaparral and oak woodland surrounding this tree.

Notes:

iPhone series

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 weeks ago
Noctuid Moth
Admetovis cf. similaris Unknown moth - Admetovis similaris - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

Hi bayucca, oh how I've missed your incredible ability to ID! Thank you so much. Your suggested ID looks spot. Thank you!

I think so too, Sergio! :-)

bayucca
bayucca 2 weeks ago

Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Hadenini, Admetovis sp. and most probably Admetovis similaris, but it is a tricky one (for finding the ID and separating from each other), so, I would go with Admetovis cf. similaris, unless we find an expert to safe the ID.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/256066/bg...
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxb...

https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/2648...

http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxb...
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed...
https://bugguide.net/node/view/718471

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 weeks ago

Amazing moth.

California, USA

Lat: 33.00, Long: -116.91

Spotted on Apr 27, 2017
Submitted on Jun 3, 2019

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