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Meganola spodia, Ashy Meganola Moth, Hodges #8983.2 ? - Meganola spodia - male

Meganola spodia, Ashy Meganola Moth, Hodges #8983.2 ? - Meganola spodia - Male
Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
July 25, 2012
Is this ID correct? I realize that there is not a Texas contribution to BG, but I have 4 different specimens to choose from if this is correct. I thought this one was the most like some of the other pictures on BG.

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Meganola spodia, Ashy Meganola Moth, Hodges #8983.2 ? - Meganola spodia - male Meganola spodia, Ashy Meganola Moth, Hodges #8983.2 ? - Meganola spodia - male

Ashy Meganola - Hodges #8983.2
Moved from ID Request.

Only two Meganola have a U-curved, doubled PM. M. spodia is the only one of the two with a black splotch in the costa.

 
Not sure
This matches the male M. minuscula shown below the example of spodia in the original description of spodia here. It also matches the description for M. minuscula given in that same source. Compare with other examples at BOLD.

Edit - I'm referring to images in BOLD:AAC2972 and BOLD:ABX5445. The BOLD:AAC2972 BIN also contains fuscula which though closely related is in a separate branch of the TaxonID tree.

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