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Stylopalpia - Stylopalpia scobiella

Stylopalpia - Stylopalpia scobiella
1.3 Miles NW of Campwood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
June 30, 2015
Size: apx. 12mm long
This specimen was sent to BOLD and came back in a BIN with only 4 specimens of which 2 were Genus Stylopalpia. and one was S. scobeilla. I suspect this is S. scobiella but at least deserves inclusion in the Genus. Specimen can be seen at TXLEP163-15 in the public database and BIN BOLD:AAH5335. Some photos taken on 1/4" graph paper.

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Moved from Stylopalpia.

I have had help understanding the information from BOLD and this one was 99.83% and considered a solid ID. It can be seen at TXLEP163-15 on the public database.

Info Please
What help? The BOLD IDs appear to be based on sample CCDB-28996-D10 but neither that sample nor yours really match the original description (link added to the Info page) or the figure in the MONA Fascicle. I suspect that CCDB-28996-D10 is misidentified.

Steve, this specimen was sent in 2015. In the fall of 2016 Dave Wagner taught me to run my own sequences and evaluate the "trees". After that, I went back over my older specimens.

Move this wherever you see fit. I am now discovering that BOLD is not perfect, but it sure beats no alternative.

Stylopalpia scobiella
I'm was wrong. I agree with Stylopalpia scobiella now. I checked the fascicle illustration under magnification and it does match your image. I also noted that the closest BIN, which contains one image identified as Stylopalpia lunigerella, shows images which match that species in the fascicle. The big difference between the two is the length of the palps, those of lunigerella have 3rd segment much longer, and location.


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