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Sharp-stigma Looper Moth Ctenoplusia oxygramma

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September 16, 2019 09:45 AM PDT

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September 18, 2019 11:04 AM PDT

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September 18, 2019 11:02 AM PDT

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See local BOLD confirmed specimen collected by Norris Bloomfield on BG here https://bugguide.net/node/view/919789/bgimage

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September 18, 2019 11:01 AM PDT

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September 18, 2019 11:00 AM PDT

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September 18, 2019 10:59 AM PDT

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Upper moth is Protorthodes variabilis, lower moth is P. alfkenii.

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September 18, 2019 10:57 AM PDT

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Alder Quaker Homorthodes communis

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September 18, 2019 10:56 AM PDT

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September 18, 2019 10:54 AM PDT

Description

Taxonomic update needed: this taxon should now be treated as Nudorthodes variabilis per taxonomic treatment below.

Identical to Mira Mesa, San Diego County specimen shown in Figure 51 of publication below.

Pp. 170–172 in: Lafontaine JD, Walsh JB, Ferris CD (2014) A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). In: Schmidt BC, Lafontaine JD (Eds) Contributions to the systematics of New World macro-moths V. ZooKeys 421: 39–179. https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/3918/

"a rarely collected species confined to coastal southern California".

"Adults collected from late August until mid-September".

Will post image of the spread specimen later.
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Greater Wax Moth Galleria mellonella

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September 10, 2019 06:50 AM PDT

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Zigzag Furcula Moth Furcula scolopendrina

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Date

September 10, 2019 06:45 AM PDT

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Second individual in MV trap this morning, this one more worn than the other.

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Soybean Looper Moth Chrysodeixis includens

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September 10, 2019 06:43 AM PDT

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September 10, 2019 06:43 AM PDT

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September 10, 2019 06:48 AM PDT

Description

Compare with specimen shown in Figure 2 in taxonomic treatment below.

Catching quite a number of these in MV trap most nights.

Pp. 170–172 in: Lafontaine JD, Walsh JB, Ferris CD (2014) A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). In: Schmidt BC, Lafontaine JD (Eds) Contributions to the systematics of New World macro-moths V. ZooKeys 421: 39–179. https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/3918/

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September 11, 2019 09:44 AM PDT

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Zigzag Furcula Moth Furcula scolopendrina

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September 10, 2019 06:50 AM PDT

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September 10, 2019 06:50 AM PDT

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Very close to many examples online, such as this local San Diego specimen on BG https://bugguide.net/node/view/924894

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Cutworm Moths and Allies Family Noctuidae

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September 7, 2019 08:34 PM PDT

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September 7, 2019 08:27 PM PDT

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September 7, 2019 08:27 PM PDT

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Many similar local examples such as here on BG https://bugguide.net/node/view/799942/bgpage

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September 7, 2019 08:24 PM PDT

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Orange hindwing with wide black margin.

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Beehive Honey Moth Vitula serratilineella

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Date

September 9, 2019 08:50 AM PDT

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Superficially similar to Dusky Raisin Moth but larger size and markings different.

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Achemon Sphinx Eumorpha achemon

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September 9, 2019 08:48 AM PDT

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Plagiomimicus Mimica Plagiomimicus mimica

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September 7, 2019 09:07 PM PDT

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September 7, 2019 08:50 PM PDT

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September 7, 2019 09:08 PM PDT

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Many similar examples such as here from Orange County https://bugguide.net/node/view/1712060 and further examples at BOLD http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_SearchTerms?query=%22Sympistis%20linda%22[tax]

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September 7, 2019 09:13 PM PDT

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Green Broomweed Looper Moth Fernaldella fimetaria

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September 7, 2019 09:24 PM PDT

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September 7, 2019 09:34 PM PDT

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September 7, 2019 09:49 PM PDT
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