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Virbia ? - Virbia aurantiaca

Virbia ? - Virbia aurantiaca
29.797499, -100.998049, Val Verde County, Texas, USA
April 28, 2017

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Moved from Virbia.

Thanks for the regional info Ann! The BOLD specimens show lots of variations in this genus. This one here looks very close.

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Moved from ID Request.

 
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Interesting, Bob. I haven't had any barcoded, but may send a few just to see what happens. When they are well recorded I usually don't do that but I suppose I COULD come up with a V. fragilis.

 
Thanks, Bob
I thought this was aurantiaca except that I never had seen a specimen with the small dark-edged white spots on the FW. I thought that the spots might be a diagnostic character of some other Virbia species. I just waded through several hundred Virbia images of all the specimens posted at BG, and I see that some aurantiaca have the spots and others do not. Based on the HW color and pattern, and the general shape and color of the moth, the white spots and the locality, isn't this V. aurantiaca?

 
Not sure...
It also looks somewhat like this one below, but I'm not exactly sure of what to look for, in order to separate them, since both species are a little bit variable. (available in your area)
Virbia fragilis: Let's wait for an expert.

 
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Bob, Chris Schmidt was here when I was seeing some much like your referred specimen, and he finally decided they were all aurantica.

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