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Acleris sp. An Acleris species attracted to an incandescent porch light. Temperatures in the low 50s to mid-40s F, light rain. Acleris,Geotagged,Spring,United States,early spring moth,moth Click/tap to enlarge

Acleris sp.

An Acleris species attracted to an incandescent porch light. Temperatures in the low 50s to mid-40s F, light rain.

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  1. With no degree of certainty at all: Acleris placidana/A. logiana?? Posted 5 months ago
    1. I've been thinking Acleris placidana but also Acleris maxima. This photo doesn't show the fine striations as well as the other two at:

      Acleris sp. A better view of https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77728/a_moth.html <br />
showing dark striations on the wings. Seems to fit the description for Acleris maxima in the Peterson Field Guide. See also here https://fieldguide.ai/figure/5bd5ec242110df25155576bb/detail?<br />
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Attracted to an incandescent porch light. Temperatures in the low 50s to mid-40s F, light rain. Acleris,Geotagged,Spring,United States,early spring moth,moth


      Acleris sp. A better view of https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77728/a_moth.html <br />
showing dark striations on the wings. Seems to fit the description for Acleris maxima in the Peterson Field Guide. See also here https://fieldguide.ai/figure/5bd5ec242110df25155576bb/detail?profile=carl&category=552e76fa91201b5ddbcbf7a0<br />
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Attracted to an incandescent porch light. Temperatures in the low 50s to mid-40s F, light rain. Acleris,Geotagged,Spring,United States,early spring moth,moth


      A. placidina is likely simply because it is more common while A. maxima appears to be uncommon.
      Posted 5 months ago
      1. Good point... Posted 5 months ago
        1. The fine dark striations do seem to point to A. maxima. I'm not seeing those on the A. placidina photos so far. I think for now this will have to remain "Acleris". Posted 5 months ago

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Uploaded Apr 21, 2019. Captured Apr 20, 2019 22:13 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/2.8
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm