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Woodbury, Cannon County, Tennessee, USA
June 6, 2010

Moved from Prodoxus decipiens.
According to Dr. Pellmyr this is unlikely to be Prodoxus and is more likely to be Tegeticula. "Note that the thorax is humpy." Also notice the yellow legs, some Tegeticula have them, but not Prodoxus.
"The photo angle does not permit sexing of the moth; sideshot of abdominal tip or front shot of mouthparts would give that info" (Dr. Pellmyr). If you have another shot it might help.

Thank you
Many thanks for the info and for correcting this. Your help is really appreciated.

Information, please
Where did you find it? How did you ID it? We have no information on this species and every bit helps; you must have gotten your information somewhere, so please let me know so I can add it to the info page. What about the other images of this species: are their IDs reliable?

Information, please
To answer your questions. I photographed this moth in my yard, which is a rural setting in Middle TN. I have open agricultural fields, wooded areas, ponds and springs. I used the photos on BG and MPG to determine as best I could the ID. It may not be correct. Bob Patterson made me aware of that has quite a discussion by Dr. Olle Pellmyr. It seems that this is the only species in the east. BTW, I do have yucca growing in the woods around my home and in neighbors yards. I will leave the photo here for now and if someone knows a better place to move it to that will be fine with me. Hope this helps.

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