Our Local Loopers: Subfamily Plusiinae…

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This subfamily of noctid or owlet moths has a distinctive profile, and so they are usually photographed  laterally, rather than dorsally, to show the salient features of this profile.  Looper moths in this collage of selected images represent 15 different species and 10 genera.  See if you can identify these Looper moths by matching these images with those shown on pages 374-383 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

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Go to this address of Moth Photographers Guide to find many, many more examples of this subfamily: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/slow.php?plate=27&size=m&sort=h

 

 

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