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Moth 111 640 - Probole amicaria

Moth 111 640 - Probole amicaria
Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina, USA
August 25, 2005
Size: small

P. amicaria
According to research completed in 2004 by Timothy Tomon at Penn State, there is only a single highly-variable species of Probole in North America, treated as P. amicaria. If/when conflicting evidence surfaces, the placement of this one can be changed, but in the meantime I think we may as well go with Tomon's recent finding. See Guide page for more info and a link to Tomon's document. Image moved to species page.

6837-38 Probole Species Group
Two named species, 6837 - Dogwood Probole Moth - Probole alienaria (nyssaria), and 6838 - Friendly Probole Moth - Probole amicaria, are extremely similar. There is some question about species boundaries and how to tell them apart vs. lumping them as a single species. It might be best to treat them as a species group or complex (in which case I am not sure which is the senior name since they were described by the same author in the same year). See MPG Plate and note.

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