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Little White Moth - Digrammia

Little White Moth - Digrammia
Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA
May 26, 2017

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These are very difficult and I don't place to species, but this one reminds me of some male Digrammia triviatas that I have been rearing. I think range may be important here and I have no idea of the appropriate range.

 
Digrammia moth
Thank you for pinning down the genus. I put my observations up on the citizen science site, iNaturalist. Looking up Digrammia triviatas, I found there is a confirmed observation of it already in the Texas Hill Country: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2512888

 
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I have reared them and had them identified to species several times by BOLD. That does not mean I know their range. I have the Mona Fascile by Ferguson and he says that D. triviata and D. pallidata - both seen in Texas do not cross their ranges. I have never had a D. pallidata tested from here. I realize we are close, but close is not good enough in this difficult Genus. I had one I thought looked somewhat similar to Chuck's example, but the offspring looked the same as my others. I can't remember if I tested that particular one but it looks like Chuck and I are "on the same page" However, my females do not often look like that.

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