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Arcola malloi - Macrorrhinia endonephele

Arcola malloi - Macrorrhinia endonephele
Trinity River Refuge HQ building., Liberty County, Texas, USA
October 27, 2015
Not shown anywhere outside of FL in BG or MPG. Based on those photos I'm certain this is now found in TX. Comments please.

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Arcola malloi - Macrorrhinia endonephele Arcola malloi - Macrorrhinia endonephele

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How did you rule out Macrorrh
How did you rule out Macrorrhinia endonephele?

 
Ken
I do get Macrorrhinia endonephele rather commonly at my sheets. They all show a defined "waste band" with much less mottling than this guy. I did send him to Ed Knudson for confirmation but have not heard back yet. Finally, though not a reason for my ID, but my wildlife refuge is loaded with alligator weed so it shouldn't be a surprise if they made it to SE TX. If Ed gets back I'll let you know. Hold off with confirmed ID for now. Thanks

 
I'm looking forward to what E
I'm looking forward to what Ed has to say.
Macrorrhinia endonephele or at least what I think is M. endonephele is fairly common where I'm at in west TN and they range from light to dark and clean to heavily mottled. This has me wondering if where both species occur, they can be identified from photos.

 
Ken
When I asked Ed if he has collected Arcola malloi in TX (and sent him those photos) here is his answer - No, but it could be overlooked as it is similar to other pyralids. I think you are correct about this new TX record.

Looks like this guy can be added to TX and now have to look much closer at those Macrorrhinia endonephele!

 
James Hayden made some of the
James Hayden made some of the early photo identifications so I asked him for his thoughts. He said he's doubting any identifications he made of Arcola malloi early on and now says they need to be dissected or barcoded.

 
Darn
I caught him for an inside photo but let him go. If I see another I will catch and see if Hayden would like to dissect. I've only seen 2 that I could maybe call Arcola, but dozens of Macrorrhinia endonephele. Thanks for checking into it for me.

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