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Genus Dryadaula

Dryadaula Moth No. 41  - Dryadaula Hawaiian Dancing Moth - Hodges #0307.1 - Dryadaula terpsichorella Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges #0304 - Dryadaula terpsichorella Gray bushy-headed micromoth - Dryadaula Pennsylvania Moth   - Dryadaula Hawaiian Dancing Moth - Hodges #0307.1 - Dryadaula terpsichorella Dryadaula Moth No. 41 - Dryadaula Tiny jumpy moth - Dryadaula
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Dryadaulidae (Dancing Moths)
Genus Dryadaula
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dryadaula Meyrick, 1893
Bob Patterson made the following comments on a Dryadaula sp. submission from Mobile, AL, posted here, "This moth is extremely similar in appearance to 0307 - Dryadaula visaliella and to a couple of unnamed species. Don Davis at the USNM is working on a MONA fascicle covering tineids, and he tells me that he will be describing ~ 8 new species in this genus (out of 70+ new species in the family). He thinks that this is probably his n. sp. #39 which ranges from Florida to east Texas. His specimen of D. visaliella taken nearest to you is from northern Alabama. Terry Harrison has examined other specimens similar to D. visaliella from Illinois and West Virginia that represent a different new species, Davis's n. sp. #30. The only way to determine precisely the species in your photo is to send the specimen to Davis for dissection, or to the BOLD project for analysis of DNA. The locality dots seen on the map at MPG for 0307 probably represent at least three species."
Terry Harrison after examining a voucher specimen of Dryadaula, posted here, made the following comment, "The genital morphology definitively precludes both visaliella and terpsichorella and is a good match for a Don Davis drawing that I have, of “Dryadaula [as Choropleca] No. 41.”