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Epiblema glenni - female

Epiblema glenni - Female
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
July 14, 2011
I think this may be a Goldenrod Gall Moth (Epiblema scudderiana), but Epiblema glenni and Epiblema tripartitana also look close to me. I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions. Thanks!

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Epiblema glenni - female Epiblema glenni - female

I think I've sorted these all out
Essentially, the interfascial band tends to be whiter, broader, and straighter in tripartitana and always reaches the costa in both sexes. In glenni, the interfascial band has a pinkish tinge to it and tends to be a bit more jagged. The interfascial band usually reaches the costa in the female (making yours here a female E. glenni). In addition, glenni is more common in the midwest whereas tripartitana is more common in the southern states. Some of these were misidentied by myself and others, which probably added to the confusion. I think they are all correct now. Moved from Epiblema.

I would call this Epiblema glenni.
The white interfascial band occasionally reaches the costa in glenni, but it is never as broad or straight as in tripartitana. glenni is much more common in the Midwest.

Moved
Moved from Moths.
Thanks, Bob!

3184 - Epiblema tripartitana
White saddle extends to costa. (no rsvp, thanks)

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