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Photo#606735
Nephelodes Moth - Nephelodes demaculata

Nephelodes Moth - Nephelodes demaculata
In Westwood by outdoor night light; elevation 5100ft, Lassen County, California, USA
September 7, 2007
Size: Forewing length 16mm
ID to genus provided by BOLD Systems via DNA. A "solid" species DNA match was made with species Nephelodes minians at 98.32% with numerous specimens at BOLD. However, Nephelodes minians is the only Nephelodes species on record, thus far, within the BOLD data base. A review of the various Nephelodes species at MPG leads me to think that Nephelodes demaculata is a better match than Nephelodes minians, or any of the other Nephelodes species. The MPG range maps for these two specimens shows the distinctive range of each species.

Any comments concerning the correct species ID for this moth are appreciated - Thanks!


Species ID Update:

ID for this specimen has been updated by BOLD Systems to Nephelodes demaculata; confirming my earlier thinking concerning this specimen. The two species are "closely allied congeneric species" and can be compared via the Public Data Portal - BIN Page link below.

Please also see detailed descriptions of each species at Pacific Northwest Moths: N. demaculata and N. minians

See here for species page at BOLD Systems:
And here for BOLD's Public Data Portal - BIN Page.
And here for this specimen's DNA Record Page at BOLD Systems.


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