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Cisthene angelus, Angel Lichen, Hodges #8070 ? - Cisthene picta

Cisthene angelus, Angel Lichen, Hodges #8070 ? - Cisthene picta
Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
September 15, 2012
Size: tiny
Is this ID correct?

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Cisthene angelus, Angel Lichen, Hodges #8070 ? - Cisthene picta Cisthene angelus, Angel Lichen, Hodges #8070 ? - Cisthene picta

Moved
Moved from Angel Lichen Moth.

Moved
Moved from Cisthene. These images are a good match to the original description of angelus, including the all orange top of the thorax and the wide parallel orange band on the rear margin of the FW which conects broadly to the wide post median orange band.

 
This is definitely picta and
This is definitely picta and not angelus; although somewhat similar, the forewing postmedial line runs nearly parallel to the forewing margin in angelus, and the outer border of the line is more straight; the grey area in the basal two thirds is also more elongate in angelus. Confirmed records of angelus are from AZ, NV, UT.

 
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Thank you for all of your help, Chris! Am making myself an ID "cheat sheet".

 
"Cheat Sheet"
Ann, you know how I love my "chear sheets"

 
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Those are great but I meant verbal reminders of "facts" to keep my head clear. If I ever get confident that I have some real knowledge to share, I will try one of your "chear sheets". Meantime, Chuck Sexton has done some of those for INaturalist on the Texas Cisthenes.

 
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Chuck,

I haven't gotten around to posting the ones that BOLD identified for me recently, but the recently tested three similar ones from Campwood as Cisthene picta, so I assume that that is the species I see there and have never been able to ID positively. Seems out of range for our records.

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Moved from Cisthenina.

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Moved from Lichen Moths.

Moved for Further Investigation
Moved from Moths.

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Moved from ID Request.

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