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moth - Raphia frater

moth - Raphia frater
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
July 12, 2009
near outdoor light, early morning

Moved from The Brother.

Moved from Raphia. There is now only one recognized species of Raphia in North America. All other previous species (piazzi, coloradensis, abrupta, and elbea) are now considered "parapatric subspecies at best". See here.

Wow, Kyle! Very interesting. Should BG take the lead in this?? I don't think MPG or BOLD has updated to this information.

Looks like no one but you has noticed this. I have some I have questioned as to species.

Moved from Owlet Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

maybe raphia frater? 9193? see what you think

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