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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.

Moved from Hydriomena.

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.

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.

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.

Moved from Hydriomenini.

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