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Zale calycanthata  - Zale colorado

Zale calycanthata - Zale colorado
29.797499, -100.998049, Val Verde County, Texas, USA
February 14, 2018

Moved from ID Request.


How are you making this species determination? I have had three BOLD tested and all came back Zale calycanthata. I asked Ed Knudson to identify one of mine long before he died. He thought it was Zale colorado because I usually have more western species.

I just posted dissections. I continually dissect the ones I see to see if I can spot a Z. colorado to test, but after many dissections I have not found one. I have studied the BOLD photos of Z. colorado and cannot find any consistant differences.

I would appreciate an education from you on the subject.

BG only has two photos for Z. colorado - the first one from Barksdale only 1.5 miles from us as the crow flies and this one from Dave who is about 50 miles from us as the crow flies.

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