Philtraea mexicana (Buckett 1971) Geometridae.
Common at my black light
I photographed this moth at Amistad Reservoir while en route to Big Bend. It looks to be a new county record of a moth not often photographed. I identified it almost by accident while looking through MPG for something else.
Lepidoptera (/ˌlɛpɨˈdɒptərə/ lep-i-DOP-tər-ə) is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies (both called lepidopterans). It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world, encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies. The term was coined by Linnaeus in 1735 and is derived from Ancient Greek λεπίδος (scale) and πτερόν (wing). Comprising an estimated 174,250 species, in 126 families and 46 superfamilies, the Lepidoptera...