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I Call This Guy A Horned Moth [Oct. 15th, 2007|03:53 pm]
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OK, Critter Brainiacs Of My Friends List, before I trick millions of unsuspecting Google searchers into thinking this guy is called a Horned Moth, what is the real name of this little fellow? I've seen them both at my rent house and at my land. It sleeps in the day.

Horned Moth # 5

Click here for six thumbnails of horned moths linked to pictures in my Flickr account. (Dial-up safe.)
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-10-15 11:03 pm (UTC)
It's called a Dirty Piece of Bark Bat and it's native to the marquee of a shoe store that moved into a defunct movie theater in Newark, Delaware.

I'll try to figure this out tonight.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-10-16 02:13 pm (UTC)
So far I'm thinking that it's this: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=5102

You might enjoy these other Tx-specific ID sites with lots of photos:

http://home.att.net/~larvalbugbio/gardenindex.html

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/preserves/fotoz1.htm
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-16 04:19 pm (UTC)

I Don't Think That's It

That moth is wide at the top. Mine is wide at the bottom.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-10-16 05:03 pm (UTC)

Re: I Don't Think That's It

Yeah you're right. How big is this thing?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-16 05:18 pm (UTC)

Re: I Don't Think That's It

About an inch and a quarter at its widest point.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-10-16 07:40 pm (UTC)

I think it's this or a close cousin of this.

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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-16 07:50 pm (UTC)

Wow! Thanks.

By Jove I think she's got it!
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-10-16 07:52 pm (UTC)

This. I'm pretty sure.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/9511/bgpage

Arthropods (Arthropoda)
Hexapods (Hexapoda)
Insects (Insecta)
Winged Insects (Pterygota)
Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
Moths » Noctuoidea
Erebidae
Catocalinae
Ophiusini
Zale
Lunate Zale
(Zale lunata)
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-10-16 07:55 pm (UTC)

Re: This. I'm pretty sure.

Now about the car...
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-10-16 10:46 pm (UTC)

Re: This. I'm pretty sure.

Ok, I'll get on it.
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