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Moth - Neotelphusa

Moth - Neotelphusa
Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
July 22, 2015

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Moth - Neotelphusa Moth - Neotelphusa

Moved from Chionodes.

Interesting. Glad you finally got it placed to your satisfaction.

I realized the error a while back
I just held off on moving the images until I got them properly identified. Unfortunately, species remains uncertain.

Thank you for the information. Have you sent this one to Anthony Thomas? He told me he has been doing some dissecting for you. He is complimentary of your efforts.

To Terry Harrison
Tony didn’t want to take anything unidentified. He’s focused now on taking photos of species without genitalia images online. Mark Metz looked at Terry’s genitalia images and confirmed genus.

Moved from Twirler Moths.

Moved from Moths.

Did you look at Genus Chionodes? Not an ID beyond Genus.

Might be
C. Fuscomaculella, C. obscurusella, or C. thoraceochrella. On BugGuide's only Chionodes obscurusella (see below), Ken Childs suggested the creation of a species group page for that species, C. thoraceochrella, and "others," that can only be reliably identified by examination of the genitalia (or maybe DNA as well?) Looks like this will eventually go to Chionodes and stay there...

Yours looks better. Went with what I am familiar with. Glad we agree on Genus.

I think I've actually seen C. discoocellella
So that's one of the few I'm familiar with. I looked through the genus in the guide for the others.

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