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Pygarctia abdominalis - Pygarctia

Pygarctia abdominalis - Pygarctia
Sanderson, Terrell County, Texas, USA
September 29, 2016
I have considered both Pygarctia pterygostima (but lacks obvious yellow stigma mark) and P. abdominalis. I suspect this may just be a slightly worn, faded individual. Would be first county record.

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Pygarctia abdominalis - Pygarctia Pygarctia abdominalis - Pygarctia

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Another difficult Genus where you need more information for an ID - at least an abdominal shot and often a foreleg shot. I do not see the strong yellow markings on the head and wings necessary for P. abdominalis. To me it looks more like P. murina which I believe I have in Campwood and has been seen in Ft. Davis. I did not know what was needed for an ID at the time I took my pictures and have not seen one since.

 
Ok, good tips! When I am fair
Ok, good tips! When I am fairly certain on Genus, should I post in Genus page before ID Request or go ahead and start with ID request?

Thanks!

 
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If you want it reviewed, it is best to post to ID Request or to Butterflies and Moths images. That is where the active editors check frequently. Usually only the experts review the Genus pages and I don't know of any expert reviewing Cisthenes or any of the Lichen moths.

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