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Doryodes spadaria - Doryodes

Doryodes spadaria - Doryodes
Atlantic Beach, Carteret County, North Carolina, USA
July 15, 2003

Moved to spadaria or fusselli
Moved from Dull Doryodes Moth .

D. spadaria cannot be easily separated from D. fusselli, a species known only from Dare County south to Brunswick and New Hanover counties in NC.(1) This appears to be a female. If the exact size were known, a tentative ID could be made. D. fusselli is intermediate between D. spadaria and D. bistrialis in size and appearance.

Moved from ID Request.

How do you distinguish this from bistrialis? Is it just a color difference?

size and stripe width
"... Compared to D. spadaria the medial longitudinal stripe on the forewing of D. bistrialis is much narrower and the hindwings are whitish not buff through June emergences. Later in the year, D. spadaria hindwings become more whitish, so wing length and the width of the longitudinal line must be relied upon to distinguish the species..." - Lafontaine & Sullivan (2015:9)(1)

Also, grandipennis is now a race of D. spadaria Lafontaine & Sullivan (2015:13)(1). Six new species are described. Plates are provided.

I don't know if this identifiable using just this one photo. I think D. bistrialis can be eliminated but not D. fusselli Sullivan & Lafontaine 2015.

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