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Packard's or Poplar? - Caloptilia stigmatella

Packard's or Poplar? - Caloptilia stigmatella
west of Homestead prior to Everglades NP, Dade County, Florida, USA
November 2, 2013
On looks alone, can't decide between C. packardella (Hodges 0620) or C. stigmatella (Hodges 0639). stigmatella ranges to Florida, packardella isn't supposed to range to Florida, but moths have wings...

Moved to Caloptilia stigmatella
Moved from ID Request.

The "shoulders" (inner margin in basal area) of C. packardella are lighter
Adds November for Florida on BG

Hi, Robert - Thank you for the ID help - either beast would be a life moth for me. What does "Adds November for Florida on BG" mean? I'm trying to learn some more Bugguidespeak!

One of main missions of BugGuide is to create a knowledgebase of an insect's distribution. The goal is one species per month per state. To find out the distribution for Caloptilia stigmatella, click on the Data tab, above. When you click on Florida, you will see that only two specimens have been posted on BugGuide … yours being the only one for November. Feel free to always ask questions, as contributors are always happy to help.

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