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Petrophila heppneri

Petrophila heppneri
29.797438, -100.997888, Val Verde County, Texas, USA
March 15, 2017
Size: approx .8 cm

Moved from Petrophila.


Moved from ID Request.

In my opinion this may be . The coloration is not bold and the top of the dark band looks wavy to me. However, I am not sure it has enough brown speckling above the AM band for that species. These are close. This specimen is not very heavily marked for either species.

Yes, your heppneri is very similar to my image of this specimen. The problem I had with jalicalis is that in some pics the forewings are very long and in others they appear as in these two images of your heppneri and my Petrophila-sp. I see these fairly often, should I grab one and get a pic of the hindwings? Did Chuck Sexton ever make any conclusions on identifying Texas Petrophia from the images?

Chuck sent me something that I don't know if he has made public. We agree on most species and he said he started his study because I had started one earlier. There is only one species where we differ as far as I know. Haven't contacted him on the Genus lately. The one in question I have not seen again to send to BOLD.

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