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Sparganothis pulcherrimana

Sparganothis pulcherrimana
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
April 17, 2007
Size: 10mm
At MV lamp on sheet

Moved from Sparganothis.

Probably 3701 -- Sparganothis pulcherrimana
Richard Brown has straightened out my SNAFU at MPG. This photo should join Mike Boone's in the Guide at S. pulcherrimana. Richard tells me there is a MONA Fascicle in preparation by John Brown and Jerry Powell (USNM) that will cover this group, publication date presently unknown.


Probably 3701 -- Sparganothis pulcherrimana
I think I have had some live moth photos mislabeled at MPG and have written to Richard L. Brown regarding them, and other photos. I'll get back here as soon as I hear something. Sorry for the confusion.

Yes, this one's a tough call. I toggled between the two while trying to ID this and settled on niveana based on the live images at MPG and on several convincing images at All-Leps. Although as you can see from my earlier comment, I still had trouble putting pulcherrimana aside. Although I'm not entirely convinced that niveana is ruled out, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

thanks for the work
I will move it to the genus page until we hammer this out.

Sparganothis sp.
This is a Sparganothis species, most likely Sparganothis niveana, # 3727. Here is another photo for comparison on MPG.

Thanks! Should I place it on this species page?

I believe it's safe to move this to species page. There is another similar species, Sparganothis pulcherrimana, but S. niveana seems a better match. Although a second opinion never hurts.

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