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Donacaula - Donacaula n-sp-four - female

Donacaula - Donacaula n-sp-four - Female
Lake George, Hubbard County, Minnesota, USA
July 10, 2018
Size: WS ~ 28 mm.
Captured at BL in pine barrens. Female based on shape of FW. To me looks most like Martinez's flavusella.

Moved from Donacaula.

Thanks Aaron
I guess that's what they call Martinez's as yet not formally described flavusella?

It's what I'm calling it
I'm numbering the undescribed species based on the order in which they appear in the manuscript. The westernmost records of this species therein are from the north end of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. This seems to fit, but dissection would help.

Thanks for the clarification
I wish I had that skill!

I’m going to dissect mine
I think there are at least seven species on Block Island. When I do, you could send me yours. I would definitely be interested in dissecting them, especially since adding in more species would help me in recognizing genitalic differences. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to do that, but I’ll update you. Currently, I don’t have access to the necessary materials.

That would be great!
I'd take it on myself but I fear I'm too old and shaky.

A quick update
I've been doing some more work on Donacaula and have realized there is much work left to be done on the genus, including in sorting out at least a few confusing species complexes. I'm now thinking about revising the genus at some point, and for some species, many more specimens from a wide range of locations may be needed to sort things out properly. In short, I'm asking if you're willing to collect whatever you see going forward. I of course don't know how many specimens you have encountered but not collected, but the genus should be quite common in places, especially near wetlands. (If you don't mind, could you email me so I can contact you that way in the future?) Thanks!


Will do on both counts.

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