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Photo#650950
What moth please - Desmia maculalis

What moth please - Desmia maculalis
Toledo, lucas County, Ohio, USA
May 17, 2012
After searching Bug Guides moth gallery - it seems this is a grape leaf roller. Since this picture is taken from beneath I'm wondering if a specific Id can be determined. I read this in a comment by Randy Hardy:
" Desmia maculalis and D. funeralis cannot be distinguished in typical dorsal view photos . ."

After more research I found this: If there's no white patch on the head, it's the Grape Leaffolder. Otherwise it would be the Leafroller.

Then I found this in retort to the above observation:
the white head patch is not a reliable mark for separating D. maculalis and D. funeralis according to Brian Scholten of the College of Charleston (fide Bob Patterson.) need measurements of the mouth parts and/or genitalia. ;)

Final comment:) This ID on Bugguide makes mine look like D. funeralis -http://bugguide.net/node/view/438446

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