Mystery moth species, Houston, Texas.
20 December 2006.
I use the zoom macro feature on the Finepix to take the photo from about three feet away since if I get close with the standard macro, I get lots of flash-back. I rarely get to photograph a moth with natural light. The wingspan on this lep was just under an inch. I have been observing moths in this breezeway in Houston for three years, and I still see species new to me.
Can you identify this species of moth, which was found in Houston, Texas?
Update: this species is Diaphania modialis.
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No idea what species, but its appearance makes me wonder if it's "trying" to mimic a bracket fungus.
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