Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1105328

Rufous Geometer Moth
Xanthotype rufaria

Observation date: October 04, 2016
Submitted by: Bamafan1967
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: December 17, 2016
Coordinator notes: Based primarily on range, I believe this is Xanthotype rufaria, a mostly coastal species, Xanthotype urticaria and Xanthotype sospeta being farther north. Really, the Xanthotype species need to be differentaited by genitalia or DNA analysis, and even then there is discussion on that. See the link to bugguide.net below. SAT http://bugguide.net/node/view/748134
Checklist region(s): United States, Louisiana, Ascension Parish