Acronicta morula

A big pretty girl I got at my black-light last night. My advisor has repeatedly told me he has not collected this species east of the CT river. Seems I got pretty lucky!

Here she is:

And a preserved specimen in the collection, for comparison:

The orange spot on the thorax is distinctive, as well as the lack of dark markings around the reniform and orbicular spots. The orbicular is actually small and orange, also distinctive.

I’ve got her in a container with some cotton soaked in sugar water, I’m anxious to see if she lays anything for me.

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Posted on July 7, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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