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Melemaea magdalena - male

Melemaea magdalena - Male
Apache County, Arizona, USA
August 24, 2013
Size: Wingspan approx. 27mm

host plant unknown
sure would be nice to find out! Maybe you could do some work on that. :)

I'm pretty sure that it is a conifer feeding species. I collected a female that night, but unfortunately it was pouring down rain and I killed her without checking the sex first, as I was just trying to get out of the rain. The mystery of this species is why is it so rarely found? M. virgata is pretty common in a lot of the SE AZ mountain ranges. Oh well, a project for next year.

Moved from Melemaea.

Thank you!
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