note to self: come back to these carpet moths

I suspect that several moths in our area were misidentified as of A. neomexicana. Project for a winter day.

Posted by ellen5 ellen5, June 27, 2020 06:42 PM

Observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 2020

Description

Last photo was taken without flash, which gives a different color sense.
forewing length ~11.5 mm
wingspan estimate ~26 mm
This size completely rules out Archirhoe neomexicana, which it strongly resembles. In addition, the shape of the wing differs. Also note the cinnamon-colored horizontal dash, and feature at the corner of the wing.
www.marylandmoths.com/Html/Geometridae/Larentiinae/Hydriomenini/Perizoma_custodiata.html
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7328
https://bugguide.net/node/view/104175

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