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Hodges #3599 - Argyrotaenia floridana? - Argyrotaenia

Hodges #3599 - Argyrotaenia floridana? - Argyrotaenia
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
April 7, 2012
Size: ~10mm
At outdoor light. I found this in my files with the ID Argyrotaenia floridana and tried to figure out the rationale for my assignment. Indeed there is persuasive similarity between my moth and some posted in MPG and BG. However, there are images of only 4 specimens, and it is decidedly a mixed bag with the one here having been given a "tentative" ID. Can this be resolved?

Moved from Tortricid Moths. Looking at the possibilities I think that my moth fits somewhere in the Argyrotaenia crowd.

Moved to Tortricidae
Moved from Moths.

For Torts, your best bet is probably to move to family where Dr. Jason Dombroskie is more likely to comment. He specializes is Tortricidae. Perhaps he will see this and comment on my submission tentatively ID'd as floridana.

or perhaps ...

A new perspective!
I agree, Robert, the rotated image compares well with many in the Argyrotaenia tabulana collection, but so might also some of the alleged Argyrotaenia floridana. I'll have to take another look.

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