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Eumacrodes yponomeutaria

Eumacrodes yponomeutaria
29.797499, -100.998049, Val Verde County, Texas, USA
June 24, 2017

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Eumacrodes yponomeutaria Eumacrodes yponomeutaria

Moved from Geometrid Moths.

Looks more like a female Euacidalia to me.

maybe Euacidalia
Yes, Ann. I think I overlooked the white vertex and antennae, and that would make it more likely a Euacidalia. I have attached a second image, a closer view of the original image. It's a frustrating image, first--only one image and one angle of view. Second--it's not the typical vertex of Euacidalia where usually there are two clearly separated white bases of the antennae, and they are "whiter" than seen in this photo. Third, the depth of field and focus are adequate, but not great. But they are not the dark antennae bases and vertex seen in most Glaucina. Just another confusing slender-wing Geometer... Thanks!

I hate to tell you that I am becoming more convinced that this is a new species which may not be addressed in out life time. I have reared it and barcoded it a number of times and there is still no ID.

If I am right, visual photographs will do us no good.

overlooked possibility
I'm convinced this is E yponomeutaria. The white vertex, simple antennae, dark markings on the anterior sides of the abdomen, heavy abdomen and downturned tip of the abdomen are what i see as characteristic of this species. MPG does not list it as a TX species, and so many of us have overlooked it. According to Knudson, it is widespread in Texas but rarely seen. Now that I'm looking for them, I see them often.

Interesting information, however, I just looked up the species on BOLD and they have one specimen with a DNA sequence of 658. Mine all have the same 658 sequence and have not been matched to that species.

I think visuals are quite difficult, but if I still have any spread will try to get Ed to look at one of them.

Moved from ID Request.

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