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Cenopis reticulatana 3720? - Cenopis reticulatana

Cenopis reticulatana 3720? - Cenopis reticulatana
West Farm, Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
July 12, 2015
seems to match mpg pics. range appropriate.

Moved from Tortricid Moths. Ann, if I misunderstood your most recent comment, please let me know. I think you are supporting C. reticulatana for this moth, and I would agree with that ID.

At the time of my 31 July, 2015 - 11:17am comment, MJ's photo was ID'd as S. sulfureana. It was later moved to C. reticulatana.

You were right. Sorry I did not notice the move! You are very thorough!

Thanks, Ann, but the info page for S. sulfureana says that the forewings of C. reticulatana "lack a thick X pattern when wings are held together at rest," and the page for C. reticulatana says S. sulfureana's "forewings form a dark thick X pattern." Then again, M.J.'s moth does look a lot like mine, so I'm not sure what to make of it.

John, have been revisiting your moths. I still come to the same conclusion but could not find the M.J. moth to which you referred so I could study it again.

It's the one you linked to :)

Sorry I did not realize that. I still cannot see S. sulfureana no matter what the info page says about the lines. I think the lines on yours are consistent with most of the identified specimens and I don't think the usual pattern of Sl sulfureana matches your moth at all. The only one I saw that might be the same was Nolie Schneider's on MPG. The shape even seems more narrow to me.

John, take a look at . As usual these are quite variable, but the brown cross on the back is not usually so heavy as in the Cenopis. Range looks good to me too and it looks to be very common.

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