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Treehopper - Acutalis tartarea

Treehopper - Acutalis tartarea
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
July 17, 2004
Thanks again to Andy Hamilton.

Acutalis tartarea
OOPS! I really bombed out on this one - my excuse being that the photo is really dark and a bit fuzzy. It is NOT Vanduzea, which is a fuzzy little critter with more cells in the wings - you can definitely see on this photo that the cells are confined to the wing edges.

Compare this photo to Acutalis brunnea, which is a lighter photo with the characteristic shape etc. showing much better.

Moved guide
Thanks Andy, I made new homes for the 2 Acutalis species you identified.

Tom, I'm making you an editor. You can really help us out by creating new guides for these species that you have reliable IDs for so others don't have to. Start with your own, but if you have time and can help with others that would be great too.

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