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Hodges #8395 - Lascoria alucitalis M?  - Lascoria orneodalis - male

Hodges #8395 - Lascoria alucitalis M? - Lascoria orneodalis - Male
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
February 15, 2017
Size: Wingspread ≈15mm
Attracted to black light in the evening. After looking at all the Lascoria in MPG and BugGuide I decided that this has to be a male L. orneodalis.

Moved
Moved from Lascoria.

Lascoria alucitalis?
Browsing thumbnail photos of BOLD's Public Data listings I came away with the impression that the "diagonal black mark from the forewing apex" that allows to distinguish female Lascoria alucitalis from female L. orneodalis (see comment here) may possibly apply to male individuals also. If so, this moth would be a Lascoria alucitalis.

Moved
Moved from Lascoria orneodalis. I now know that the males of L. orneodalis and L. alucitalis are difficult to tell apart on photos.

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