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Which Carpet Moth? - Hydriomena bistriolata

Which Carpet Moth? - Hydriomena bistriolata
Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
March 9, 2013
I think this is the same specimen as but I am not absolutely positive. I think this might be Hodges #7238.

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Hello Bob,

How sure are you of this placement? The only one I have sent to BOLD came back H. transfigurata and you can see it at BOLD TXLEP126-15 and here on BG. I have always assumed that the rest of mine that look like this are that species. I think all Hydriomenas are very difficult to distinguish so any help you can give me would be appreciated.

 
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You should have both species in your area and they are very similar. The AM band is usually darker than Hydriomena transfigurata near the inner margin, but not always.
I was comparing other images from Texas and this one seems to look like the others, but it's hard to be 100% sure. It's good that you are sending specimens to BOLD, especially in these difficult groups.

 
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Interesting. I just dissected one that I believe waas H. transfigurata judging from the Tony Thomas dissections posted there. I will hunt up the photos of the adult and post both to BG for comparison.

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