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02-JULY-2013 Christine Hanrahan

Dark Marathyssa (Marathyssa inficita), #8955

A collage of photos of this very unusual looking moth, showing it from behind, side, and front. It was on a thistle in the old field area. I was not sure at first if it was an insect or a bit of plant debris. But when I got a better look I realized it was a moth. I am pretty sure this is the Dark Marathyssa (Marathyssa inficita), whose host plant is staghorn sumac, of which we have much at the garden, and it was about 2 feet away from a big stand of sumac.

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Ceya05-Jul-2013 12:58
Excellent series of this mysterious moth! Great sharpness and detail! Splendid camouflage. V
Marcia Colelli04-Jul-2013 17:19
Fantastic close up of this unique and different moth. Wonderful collage V
Pierre04-Jul-2013 12:39
Un spécimen tout à fait original qui ressemble vraiment à un bout de branche, une magnifique présentation de ce dernier! V
joseantonio04-Jul-2013 04:18
Quite unusual indeed. Thank you for showing.V.
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