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small mottled moth - Sigela penumbrata

small mottled moth - Sigela penumbrata
Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida, USA
January 21, 2011
Size: about 1/2" wing span

Moved from Moths.

8433 - Sigela penumbrata sp. complex
This complex is under study and may result in being split into several new species. (no rsvp, thanks)

Kevin, Thank you for your exp
Kevin, Thank you for your explanation and for moving my picture to a place where it is more likely to be seen by the experts. I'd rather put my moth pictures where they will be seen by the experts, but I don't know how to do that.

I spent some more time on this moth, and I'm wondering if it isn't Sigela penumbrata?

Thanks for all the work that you and others do to make this site available as a resource to help people like me. Jean Evoy

thx, explanations, and experts
Your welcome.

To put something somewhere else besides ID Request, you simply go to that section, then click "add image", just like when you click "add image" under the ID Request section. To get to that other section, you can do many things, but one of the easiest ways is to use the "Clickable Guide" on the left side of your computer screen when you're on BugGuide.

I see Bob Patterson has IDed your moth. He's a super moth expert, so I'll move your moth there per his recommendation. Bob ends up IDing MANY moths, and his little "no RSVP, thanks" is just to cut down on the "Thanks" we always feel like giving the experts. Some of them appreciate it, some, like Bob, would be SO inundated via emails with "thank you"s that they prefer people don't keep commenting unnecessarily (LIKE THIS ONE! Sorry, Bob! I wouldn't have done it, but I wanted to give Jean the pointer on how to place pics elsewhere) after a pic has found its home.

Moved from ID Request.

mottled moth
I've spent several hours struggling over this one. Why was it removed so quickly?

where to put stuff on BugGuide
Your photo hasn't been "removed"; it has been moved to an area where I hope more experts will see it. If something is "frassed", THEN it's scheduled to actually be "removed". Even then, though, it won't be removed for 30 days, and if one of the experts or amateurs on the site thinks the image could still be useful in some way, it could get pulled back out of the frass file even.

When it comes to moths, I usually post my moth pictures directly in the moth section as some of the moth experts never even look in the "ID Request" section as that's always full of all sorts of miscellaneous stuff. We try to accommodate the experts who spend some of their valuable time here on BugGuide by making it as easy as possible for them to only look through stuff from their own area. Some only look at pics put in a particular order, and some only check a specific family for what's been posted!

The other part of the equation is that sometimes they only scan stuff in their area that's been posted in the last couple weeks. So, if something sits in ID Request for 3-4 weeks, THEN gets posted to their area, they still might miss it. Usually once of twice a year, some expert in that area will go back and troll through ALL the pics in their area, so it may get caught then.

Bottom line: you're welcome to have your pics where you want. If you want it back in ID Request, you can put it there, or let me know, and I'll be happy to put it back. Usually when editors like myself move things around, we're trying to help get stuff IDed more quickly.

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