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Moth IMG_0273 - Ymeldia janae

Moth IMG_0273 - Ymeldia janae
Captiva, Lee County, Florida, USA
March 9, 2012

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Moved to Ymeldia janae
Moved from Pepper Flowerbud Moth.

From Hodges (1965), p. 22, you can see these features in the image above:

• "labial palpus white, second segment with broad black band (scales white basally, black distally) on outer and ventral surface from one-fifth to one-half and a narrow preapical black band, third segment with a black band at one-fifth, three-fifths, and apex."

• "antenna with scape off white and a few dark gray tipped scales on dorsal surface, shaft orange with black on basal half of many segments dorsally and three black bands of two segments each between two-thirds and apex, apex orange white."

• "Forewing: white with scattered gray brown tipped scales, orange white apically, a black spot at three-fifths and apex of cell, a black streak between end of cell and apex of wing, a black spot on fold at one-half length of wing, scattered reddish orange streaks over dorsal surface, cilia pale, brownish gray." - I'm not sure I fully followed this part but this and photo #775671 have wing maculation which seem to match the illustration in Hodges (1965).

• "1st tarsal segment with a broad black band at middle, second and fourth with a basal black band, third segment black on dorsal and outer surfaces, fifth segment white."

In photo #775671 which was of a similar specimen taken a few days earlier, the following is visible:

• "vertex light salmon orange with gray brown tipped scales."

Unfortunately, these are not the best image and I am not entirely sure I am correct on my interpretation of the description. Corrections welcome.

Moved from Gnorimoschemini.

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