Weaver Dunes, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA June 19, 2013
Larvae living and feeding on Round-headed Bush Clover, Lespedeza capitata
I was hoping for Aristotelia lespedezae which I've never seen.
Collected June 16, 2013. Batch rearing.
Several of the adults were sent to T. Harrison who says: "For the time being, this is the name that I am giving to all moths that look like this one. I have dissected many specimens from a wide geographic range, showing considerable variation in forewing coloration, and the tails have all looked exactly the same to me. If there are multiple spp., it undoubtedly will require molecular work to sort them out."
Contributed by MJ Hatfield on 28 December, 2013 - 8:31pm Last updated 23 March, 2016 - 5:16pm
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