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280 days of Urbpandemonium #147

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Certain members of the moth night event decided this was a battle scarred female warrior, battered but not beaten. They weren't wrong, as far as I can tell. She has that Geometridae wing posture that I mentioned with the last moth I posted. At this point I can say yes, it's a female and yes, she's a Geometrid. I'll even go so far as to agree with the expert who said she's Besma quercivoraria*, since that looks right to me. Battle-scarred? Perhaps. Something bit the crap out of her left hindwing, and here she is at our moth light, making me wonder what she is--that's a kind of victory.

* I can't for the life of me figure out what "besma" means. I'll throw it out to the entomologists, librarians, and language scholars who are reading this. The rest of it means "she eats oak." Sure, why not?

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