Agapema homogena

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Agapema homogena

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Larvae of Agapema homogena, photographed in Coronado National Forest (SE of Tucson, AZ) -

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Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34226209
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Beautiful! I never knew that we have that species here in AZ!
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Panacanthus wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:32 pm Beautiful! I never knew that we have that species here in AZ!
Yes, it's quite a striking looking moth, perhaps even more so in the larval stage! I hope to see this species (and hopefully A. anona as well) on some future trip to southeastern AZ.

https://mothphotographersgroup.msstate. ... odges=7756

https://mothphotographersgroup.msstate. ... ges=7754.1

In West TX, A. dyari can be found -

https://mothphotographersgroup.msstate. ... ges=7754.2

And also A. anona platensis, which occurs mainly on the Edwards Plateau -

https://mothphotographersgroup.msstate. ... ges=7754.3
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I have a female from Pima Co. AZ and a male from Colorado. Don't know why I have them.
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Nice moth. Here's a pair of mine from Colorado:
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It's widespread but kind of rare in Arizona. I've gotten them up by Flagstaff, over in the White Mountains near Springerville, in the Chiricahua Mountains, and in the Santa Catalinas by Tucson, but I've never encountered them very commonly. They are much more common in the high country of Colorado, where you can get dozens at lights pretty much near any stream or river with willows in late June and early July.

Agapema anona is much more common, but it is very different, being in low deserts late in the fall.
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