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Phoberia ingenua

Phoberia ingenua
Karnack, Harrison County, Texas, USA
April 12, 2014
Size: 27mm
Penultimate instar found passing the day in leaf litter below a group of Water Oak (Quercus nigra) saplings.

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Phoberia ingenua Phoberia ingenua

These two Harrison County records seem to be the first reported in Texas. What did you see that suggests ingenua rather than the more widespread atomaris? Were the adult specimens retained? Genitalic examination?

Larval Differences
Larval characteristics as given by Dr. Wagner and Dr. Lafontaine. Specifically, the reduction or complete absence of a beaded black subdorsal stripe and the presence of a comprehensive waxy bloom in the final instar.

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