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Dusky herpetogramma moth

Herpetogramma phaeopteralis

Description:

Unfortunately deleted the date on this spotting, so I'm not 100 percent sure of time except that it was 2018. Light gray, small grey winged moth with some darker markings and white abdomen. Underwing was whitish and lace-like.

Habitat:

west central ga

Notes:

sorry, cleaning out my camera. apologize for old specimens

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dusky herpetogramma moth
Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Dusky Herpetogramma Moth (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis) · iNaturalist


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2 Comments

momsavang
momsavang a month ago

Thank you Ornithoptera... Bayucca, It appears more zig-zaggy to me. It's hard to get some of these shots at night. I appreciate the help with ID though :)

bayucca
bayucca a month ago

I would agree with Herpetogramma sp., but I am not really sure about the species. Your picture is a little bit blurry and I cannot clearely see the markings on the forewing. At the apex is the dark line more straight as in Theusalis or more zig-zag like in Phaeopteralis?
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1115649/b...
https://bugguide.net/node/view/846178/bg...

momsavang
Spotted by
momsavang

Cataula, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Sep 1, 2018
Submitted on Feb 13, 2021

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