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Hemeroplanis parallela - Hemeroplanis

Hemeroplanis parallela - Hemeroplanis
29.797499, -100.998049, Val Verde County, Texas, USA
April 9, 2018

Moved from ID Request.

Common Ptichodis
I think this is a female, with straight lines and no black spots, near the base. Check out Ptichodis herbarum while you wait for another opinion.

H. parallela
Thank you, Bob. Ptichodis is not familiar to me but I see the possibility. How would I tell P. herbarum from Hemeroplanis parallela? MPG says that both sexes of P herbarum have a ghostly reniform spot that is not apparent on this specimen, and herbarum is an eastern species that barely makes it to Texas. H. parallela has been found in Terrell County and Edwards County, the two counties on the west and east boundaries of my county, and Ann H has had them identified at BOLD as H. parallela. On the basis of geography, I think this is more likely Hemeroplanis.

I think you are correct. Hemeroplanis parallela may be a better fit.

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