A noctuid moth, and likely one of the subfamily Plusiinae, starting in Peterson p. 374. Looks a bit like Sharp-stigma Looper, but always check MPG (for the range map) and BG for images and details. Keep narrowing it down in BG by using the "Browse" button. Let us know what you find. Maybe Tony T has an idea, as I am not familiar with this one.
A really nice find. Only 1 photo of a pinned specimen on MPG, and only 9 records for eastern NA.
No images of a live moth:
8916 – Autographa flagellum – (Walker, )
Well, well, well! Another nice find!!! Congrats Gabriel!!
Wow, thanks guys! This new hobby is really turning into something special.
I hope you will submit this to BG and MPG, as it is an important record. You can cite this discussion as evidence of its id. Nice work.
Tony, I'm getting the impression that range maps on MPG are much more useful than the maps at BG. It seems BG only shows states and provinces from which images have been submitted to BG while MPG has dots for records from all sources, not just for images that have been submitted to them??
BAMONA is even better, they have a Google Earth map that shows location down to the leaf the lep was on (I am the Maritimes coordinator)
The series of books "Moths of North America" (MONA) have dot maps and these books are the authoratative source for moths - expensive.
I too checked out BAMONA. I was intrigued at their checklist option, but the checklist I ordered for NB contained very few entries, maybe 5% (wild guess) of what actually occurs here. Disappointing, to say the least, but probably because they are relying only on their own contributors and not obtaining info from anywhere else. I'm going to stick with MPG and BG; those two, eButterfly and Birding NB are about all I can handle. Too bad these sites can't coordinate their data gathering, as each seems to be operating independantly.
Of course, I am just venting here without much knowledge of the real situation, so I am ready to be corrected.
You have missed the entire point of the whole discussion - it is about mapping data points not about lists of species.
Take at look at the recent record of Polyphemus from NS. Zoom in on the larger map and you can see the backyard of the place where the moth was seen. Possibly accurate to 1 or 2 yards. Try and get that precision with MPG and BG.
I'm not interested in that kind of precision. It's just that it's overwhelming to have to check yet another site. MPG and BG are at my limit. Bomona does look like a good site, and I may check it out further, but later.
So Gabriel, I hope you will submit your image to BG; Bob Patterson at MPG monitors BG and will probably (may) pick it up.