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Burrowing Webworm Moth - Hodges #0335 - Amydria margoriella

Burrowing Webworm Moth - Hodges #0335 - Amydria margoriella
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
May 12, 2013
Size: 7mm

Amydria margoriella - Hodges #0335
Moved from Amydria dyarella.

Burrowing Webworm Moth - Hodges #0333
Moved from Amydria.

From Dietz' original description, the yellow scales margining the large spots is distinctive. See my previously posted specimens on MPG and BG. All the specimens on MPG and BG appear to be consistent with the DNA supported specimens on BOLD.

EDIT: While updating the guide page, I found major discrepancies between Dietz' original descriptions (1) and most of my above references. See Dietz' plates here.

Moved for Further Investigation
Moved from ID Request.

This is a species of Amydria (Acrolophidae). It might be A. margoriella. Dietz's original description (p. 11) and figure (Plate III., Fig. 5) of that species can be seen by going here. There seems to be a mixup regarding this species. The BugGuide photos identified as A. margoriella here and here are a species of Acrolophus, as are all of the live shots on MPG here (although the Jim Vargo spread specimen is identified correctly). Also, the page for this species on the BOLD site here shows what appear to be three different species of moths, none of which is A. margoriella.

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