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Heliocheilus julia

Heliocheilus julia
Pena Blanca Lake, Coronado National Forest, Arizona, USA
August 10, 2007
Size: 27mm+/-
Several of these little moths came to lights.

Heliothis julia, # 11075. (I think it may be Heliocheilus julia now - I look into it)

Very nice find and great addition to the Guide.

Thanks for the help in IDing this cute little guy.


No problem
And I did confirm that, according to All-Leps (BG default classification list), the genus is currently Heliocheilus. I made a species page for this one, and I'll move it there.

Some Names Are Not Forever.....
Chuck Harp informs me "Julia is in Heliocheilus per Hardwick (1996). It is changing in a publication from Mike Pogue with Heliocheilus reserved for H. paradoxus and a few Australian and Mexican spp. Heliocheilus will be limited by males having a swolen median cell on the FW. I'll give you an update when the paper is published." I don't know yet if this species will revert to the old genus or be redsignated.

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