Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 1: Toothed Phigalia

Moth of the week:
Toothed Phigalia - Phigalia denticulata (#6659)
 A mid-sized geometer distinguished by the sharp teeth near the costa and a sharp curve on the PM line near the median.  The females of this species are flightless and have only small stubs of wings (~2 mm).

Forewing: 17mm

Other Moths this week:
Large Paectes - Paectes abrostoloides (#8962)
Forewing: 18mm
Brown-shaded Gray Moth - Iridopsis defectaria (#6586)
Aristotelia devexella (#1734)
Forewing: 6mm

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