JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing (Catocala amica or C. lineella) The two species are indistinguishable by sight alone. BugGuide simply lists the two species as one: Catocala amica-lineella. Should I set up an ID for that here?<br />
Found at a 365nm UV light setup at a dense mixed forest edge. <br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/98917/girlfriend_or_little_lined_underwing_catocala_amica_or_c._lineella.html" title="Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing (Catocala amica or C. lineella)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3231/98917_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1598486410&Signature=PdPd2VZRwbFL7gwUIuYAjnTsQF8%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing (Catocala amica or C. lineella) The two species are indistinguishable by sight alone. <br />
Found at a 365nm UV light setup at a dense mixed forest edge.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/98916/girlfriend_or_little_lined_underwing_catocala_amica_or_c._lineella.html Catocala amica-lineella,Geotagged,Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing,Summer,United States" /></a></figure> Catocala amica-lineella,Geotagged,Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing (Catocala amica or C. lineella)

The two species are indistinguishable by sight alone. BugGuide simply lists the two species as one: Catocala amica-lineella. Should I set up an ID for that here?
Found at a 365nm UV light setup at a dense mixed forest edge.

Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing (Catocala amica or C. lineella) The two species are indistinguishable by sight alone. <br />
Found at a 365nm UV light setup at a dense mixed forest edge.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/98916/girlfriend_or_little_lined_underwing_catocala_amica_or_c._lineella.html Catocala amica-lineella,Geotagged,Girlfriend or Little Lined Underwing,Summer,United States

    comments (3)

  1. Interesting...I think setting up that ID is a good idea if that is what BG recommends. Let's see what Ferdy thinks. Posted 8 days ago
    1. No need to ask for permission, both of you are moderators for a reason ;) Posted 8 days ago
      1. Cool! It seems that iNaturalist also has the same label, so I think it would be wise to follow suit. This is likely C. amica, but it would be safest to leave it at C. amica-lineela. Posted 8 days ago, modified 8 days ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

Two species of moths in the Erebidae which are indistinguishable by photo alone.

According to BugGuide:
"Traditionally, amica was distinguished by being lighter color overall, with less bold lines, and less blackish shading in the basal and median areas, while lineella was said to be darker overall with bolder lines and more black shading. However, as numerous specimens of both species have been sequenced and identified via DNA analysis, not only have those traditional characteristics.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
View Lisa Kimmerling's profile

By Lisa Kimmerling

All rights reserved
Uploaded Jul 27, 2020. Captured Jul 27, 2020 05:03 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/20.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm