Observation notes: Near a floodlight on my deck. This moth had a WS of approx. 25-27mm, which would make it too large to be M. minorata. I find it interesting BG does not talk about how to distinguish these 2. It appears to me size is the primary differentiator. Would appreciate your thoughts.
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: June 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: Compare the two species on iNaturalist using Explore (filtered for research grade). The differences between the two species is quite noticeable. M. transitaria seems to be heavily patterned. Haven't read anything about the size differences so I can't offer an opinion on that.