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Moth IMG_0234 - Isophrictis

Moth IMG_0234 - Isophrictis
Captiva, Lee County, Florida, USA
March 3, 2012
1702 – Isophrictis similiella? The shape looks wrong but the angle isn't great and I'm thinking that it may be due to foreshortening.

Moved from Isophrictis.

This is definitely Isophrictis, and at our present state of knowledge of this genus, I. similiella would be the ID. You're right about the angle creating an artificial appearance of the moth's being too stout for an Isophrictis. The large tuft on the labial palpus is characteristic of this genus.

Isophrictis similiella or rudbeckiella?
Ya, that's what I realized today.

See my comments here. Should we move all the images out of similiella which were not DNA tested? Maybe make a No Taxon for I. similiella or rudbeckiella? Or are there other possibilities?

Thanks for the confirmation. I really struggled on this one.

similiella or rubeckiella
Yes, an "either/or" category would be appropriate, for anything that has not been confirmed by dissection and/or barcoding. I don't know of any additional spp. that should be included under this heading. We very much need a revision of this genus.

Moved from Gelechiinae.

Moved from Isophrictis.

This is similar also to Scrobipalpula sacculicola. Moving to subfamily for now.

Moved from Gelechioidea.

Moved from Moths.

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