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Lappet moth

Phyllodesma sp. probably americana

Description:

rich reddish brown moth with an odd resting way of carrying its wings

Habitat:

near porch light - I brought him in for a photo session and released

4 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Isn't he?

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

kewl!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

P americana is certainly close. Heh, I agree about locale 100% I dind't have as hard a time identifying my finds back when I lived in So california

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Lasiocampidae/Lappet Moths, Lasiocampinae, Gadtropachini, Phyllodesma sp. and Phyllodesma americana OR Phyllodesma coturnix! Please, verify! Americana is quite a variable species and separation Americana and Coturnix might be impossible without the native specimen! I slightly would tend to Americana.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/20258/bgim...
Coturnix:
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_qu...
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed...
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/210200-P...
! http://bugguide.net/node/view/467349
It would be mcu easier if you are living in another part of US ;-)...


KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

Coquille, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Apr 24, 2013
Submitted on May 3, 2013

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