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Grammia Mysteries Continue - Apantesis incorrupta - male

Grammia Mysteries Continue - Apantesis incorrupta - Male
Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
August 14, 2013
These two appeared last night. See . I have now photographed 6 different specimens of what I call the Navadensis look alikes and NONE if them is the same. Is this what they mean by Edwards Plateau endemics? I looked all through the Grammia pictures in BG and NONE of them had plain hind wings and none had no spots on their abdomens! I am keeping the specimens until I hear they are of no value.

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Grammia Mysteries Continue - Apantesis incorrupta - male Grammia Mysteries Continue - Apantesis incorrupta - male

Moved
Moved from Grammia.

I'll Email Info for Mailing Specimens
The term endemic suggestions area of origination. A species may be endemic to a single small island or a large island (which is really what the Edwards Plateua is -- a habitat island in a continent.

Keep collecting specimen, the more variation the better. There could even be more than one undescribed species.

 
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I am sorry to reply, but I am very interested in this project and I had JUST put the specimens in the freezer. We are leaving the ranch tomorrow morning and I wanted to take care of them. I had gotten information from Maury to preserve a different species, so I put them in the freezer in snap top bottles from Bioquip and inside a zip top baggy.

I am aware of endemic plant species, we have a number of them here, but I did not know what to think of endemics in Moths - thought they were just freaks that could not be ID'd.

I have taken the specimens out of the freezer until I receive your instructions.

Funny how they seem to fly apx. 2-6 AM, hope to see another one this morning.

Ann

 
Keep Them in Freezer
That's the best way to store them. But repeated freezing and thawing can degrade the DNA.

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