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Moth C - Archirhoe neomexicana

Moth C - Archirhoe neomexicana
Vail, Pima County, Arizona, USA
September 6, 2007

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Moth C - Archirhoe neomexicana Moth C - Archirhoe neomexicana

Moved from Hydriomenini.

Take a look at MPG. There is an example of Archirhoe neomexicana here and Entephria takuata here.

Thanks Steve. Both of your suggestions seem to match perfectly - which makes me wonder... What is the difference between the two species?

I don't know.
Re-crop the images as squares and submit them to MPG. One of the images on MPG may be misidentified. I really have no expertise in this. I just knew approximately where to look.

I think you can safely move it to tribe Hydriomenini if no one else gives you any input.

I Already Have Jillian's Images.....
.... not sure that I can unravel the puzzle. Distribution of the two species might be the key. There are photos at All-Leps Barcoding and at CBIF of takuata from British Columbia. Those two photos/specimens are consistent in appearance and different from this photo and from all photos from Arizona in the Guide here. I know of specimens of takuata also from northern California.

All of the BG.N photos appear to me to be very similar to Jim Vargo's photo of neomexicana. Neomexicana is on Bruce Walsh's list for southeastern Arizona, takuata is not. This suggests to me that all BG.N photos, including Jillian's, are of 7295 - Archirhoe neomexicana.

© Jim Vargo at MPG

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