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Chloraspilates minima? - Chloraspilates

Chloraspilates minima? - Chloraspilates
Marathon, Brewster County, Texas, USA
March 16, 2012
One at the lights with a few Chlorospilates bicoloraria.

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H. Trudell, I have seen several that look like this in the last couple of years and thought C. minima. I sent one to BOLD recently and they seem to think it is still just the old C. bicoloraria.

 
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Not familiar with BOLD; interesting that they'd consider it bicoloraria though, so very different than the rest that show up at the lights.

 
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Here is a link to one of the C. bicolorarias on BOLD that look similar to minima to me Bold. That said, they have 66 specimens of C. bicoloraria and only 6 of C. minima so it could be there is not enough data to be sure. The Texas Lepidoperist Database does not recognize any C. minimas either.

 
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I'll take the word of TexLep as carved in stone - thanks for the BOLD link, hadn't heard of it!

 
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For a while I was watching a website from Brewster. Are you that Trudell? Jimmy Jackson from Beeville had given it to me but about a year ago it went rather inactive.

 
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Aw, I am. Unfortunately I'm living in MI now and Matt is in CA. I was thinking about posting bug pictures to the blog and backdating the posts, or just posting the bugs as a way to keep the blog barely-alive... but then I realized it's just pretty there, and at least it's data here. Hope Jimmy's doing well, he's been such a supporter of the far flung naturalists.

So unfortunately bugguide is going to be bearing the brunt of the backlog and my very-weak-ento-ID-skills!

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