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Hodges #4890 - Dicymolomia metalophota? - Dicymolomia metalophota

Hodges #4890 - Dicymolomia metalophota? - Dicymolomia metalophota
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
February 28, 2017
Size: Length 7-8mm
At outdoor lamp. Expert needed: I decided this moth may not be the common Dicymolomia julianalis but D. metalophota that occurs south of here according to MPG. I found only very few good photos of the species and admit that they show more black markings than my moth has, but what convinces me is the brown arc emerging from the collar in the basal area that I detect on the photo of a pinned metalophota by Jim Vargo on the MPG page, and also on other photos of that species. It is absent from all julianalis pictures I looked at. Any help possible?

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Thank you, Gary, for your assessment of the ID I propose. I am encouraged now to move my pages to species. I had been tempted to ask for your opinion via e-mail but then I noticed that your D. metalophota has all the black that mine lacks, but not a very distinct "arc."

Peter
I agree with your ID. Although I have seen this species only once at my site in FL (posted on BG), I have photographed numerous specimens in the Bahamas, where it it is very common.

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