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932282.009637.1Magusa divaricata – Orbed Narrow-wing Moth – (Grote, 1874)

Charles Melton
Distribution: Wanders or migrates northward from Central America and across the Caribbean as far as southern Canada.
and Size:
Seen in North America typically in the latter half of the year. John Glaser recorded them in Maryland from Aug. 4 - Oct. 7. One showed up in my walk-in light trap in Maryland on Oct. 29, 2009. They have been recorded elsewhere in the north in early November. Forewing length ~ 16-22 mm, but even smaller runts are known.
Field Marks:
See photographs for multitude of forms.
Similar Species:
  • Formerly treated as a synonym of 9637 - Magusa orbifera (now limited to southern Florida and Caribbean Islands).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
Data compiled and contributed by Bob Patterson from references cited.

Magusa divaricata
Robin Mcleod
Magusa divaricata
Maury Heiman
Magusa divaricata
Maury Heiman
Magusa divaricata
40mm – Jim Vargo
Magusa divaricata
40mm – Jim Vargo

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