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Myelopsis subtetricella

Myelopsis subtetricella
Aromas, San Benito County, California, USA
November 12, 2008
Size: ~12mm total length.
Came to black light. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by All-Leps Barcode of Life. Same species as

BOLD Sample: 2008GM-0058
This is BOLD Sample: 2008GM-0058 which is not assigned to a BIN and barcodes closest to Ephestia kuehniella but I think that it and your other specimens, 2008GM-0059, 2008GM-0207, 2008GM-021, 2011GM-0357 and 2011GM-0489, are somehow messed up at BOLD. A tree of Myelopsis shows them far from the rest and the type is in red. I've never seen that before.

BOLD Info?
Was this actually barcoded? I can't find it. What is the ID number?

Record Removed
When I go to BOLD for the sequence record, I get this message:

This Record Has Been Flagged and Removed From the ID Engine Database
Requested By Chris Ho - Possible contaminate or misidentification

Specimen record is still there, but no sequence record.

Probably not Myelopsis
BOLD is working for me again now. This looks like Ephestia kuehniella and the sequence would place it in BIN AAD2934, the BIN for kuehniella with it's nearest neighbor, CCGBOLD00106, separated by only .3%. That specimen, however, is separated from the rest of the specimens in that BIN by a little over 2%.

If it is not in fact kuehniella, then I'm guessing it's an unknown species in Ephestia, possibly undescribed. The question remains as to whether the sequences shown for your samples are correctly applied. I think they were flagged because the IDs were bad not because the sequences were wrong. In that case, they should probably be moved to Ephestia.

Sounds Wrong
I agree that the ID is bad but the sequence appeared to be fine. It was complete and placed it in the tree not far from where I would expect it if I recall correctly. BOLD is messed up now so I can't recheck it. I'll email them to see what's going on.

The evidence does not appear to support a species level ID so You might consider moving you moths to genus for now.

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