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Could this be Paracorsia repandalis?? - Paracorsia repandalis

Could this be Paracorsia repandalis?? - Paracorsia repandalis
Mississauga, Peel Region, Ontario, Canada
August 24, 2016
Could not find any exact matches while browsing through Pyraustinae, EXCEPT for PARACORSIA REPANDALIS (which looked close!)...however, has this species been recorded in Canada? Any help would be very much appreciated!

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Greaat find! I'm writing up a paper on this species' occurrence in North America for the Lepidopterist Society News, and I would like to include this record in the paper, if that's okay with you. This species occurs at least from Indiana to Pennsylvania and also in adjacent Ontario, but I suspect it is being overlooked due to its similarity to our native Ostrinia and Hahncappsia.

 
Hi Paul-
thank you very much for confirming this specimen's identity as P. repandalis! Of course, please do feel free to include the record in your paper. I would just ask that you please let me know when the article will be published so that I can read it- thank you! Do you need any further information from me to include in the paper? On a related note, I was wondering whether another one of my pyraustine specimens (http://bugguide.net/node/view/1335441) might also be P. repandalis...
Cheers,
sh11

 
Thanks!
Yep, that appears to be one as well. If you see any more, getting photos of the underside can help to confirm the ID easily. I'll let you know when the paper comes out so you can read it. If you have any information about the habitat where these were taken, and whether any common mullein grows in the area, that would be useful to include. (I suspect common mullein is what these are feeding on here). Also, I can't seem to find your name on your BugGuide profile. I would of course like to credit you by name for your contribution of these records.

 
Thank you
for taking a look at my other suspected P. repandalis image Paul. To answer your question, yes there was a lot of Common Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) growing on the property on which these two specimens were found. Could you kindly send me an e-mail at stelianna@hotmail.com (I will respond and send you my name and more info on the sighting location, as you requested). Thanks again Paul!

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