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Lithacodes fasciola

Lithacodes fasciola
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
July 27, 2008

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Seems close to your other one?

John- You are right. I know i
John- You are right. I know it looks like my other one. That is the reason I suggested the name. I do not ID insects any more. Then Nina mixes up the situation by doubting my proposed ID. I am waiting for someone to ID the insect for sure.

I didn't mean to cause any confusion--I was actually looking at the photos on MPG, not here on BG, when I posted. I see the JD gave you a confirmed ID on the other specimen (which I didn't see until today), so it looks as though this is quite similar.

Nina- Thanks! Moved to Lithac
Nina- Thanks! Moved to Lithacodes fasciola

MPG says about Lithacodes gracea "This species is considered by some to be a southern form of 4665 - Lithacodes fasciola. They might represent a species complex."

Okay, thanks maybe
Okay, thanks maybe I *was* sort of correct? 8;) I suppose this is one of those toughies that only a professional lep person can make a final call on??? Usually, when this happened to me in the past, the consensus was that on BG, put it in the main species (in this case that would be fasciola) unless the lep community comes to a conclusion that these are distinct species. And, in order to make distinctions like that, it usually means dissection, which is WAY out of my league!

Looking at moth photographers
Looking at moth photographers group (mpg) it looks more like Graceful Slug Moth, Lithacodes gracea, 4664 as the darker markings seem to be on 4665. Just a guess on my part, not an ID.

Nina- Do know which one is pr
Nina- Do know which one is prominent in Texas?

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