25 September 2007

Train station lepidopteran: Apantesis sp.

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I found this dead moth this afternoon along a staircase in the Metro station at College Park, Maryland. It appears to be a species of Apantesis (Noctuoidea, Arctiidae).

The orange color on the hindwings is visible thru the gap between the forewings.

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The previous train station lepidopteran featured on this blog was a common buckeye (Junonia coenia).

2 comments:

Snail said...

An Art Deco moth!

Roger B. said...

Very striking!