Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Spear-Marked Black Moth/White-banded Black Moth
Rheumaptera hastata/subhastata (Linnaeus, 1758)/(Nolcken, 1870)


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
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Comments: Since these two species cannot be separated by looking at an image and have virtually identical geographic ranges, examination of genitalia is the only reliable way to separate the two.

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