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mystery dipteran? - Geina

mystery dipteran? - Geina
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
June 16, 2004
Size: TL approximately 1.5-2 cm
Found on the side of a house in Florence, Alabama, on a hot afternoon in June 2004, but I never got around to sending in the pic. Just happened to be looking around at some bugs tonight, and decided to finally post for the first time. Any ideas?

Moved from Geina.

Moved from Platyptiliini.

Geina tenuidactyla or G. busc
Geina tenuidactyla or G. buscki

Moved from Plume Moths.

Moved from Moths.

I've been digging around a bit, and the closest match I've found so far has been Pyrgotidae. Is that even remotely close?

plume moth
Try looking here. Someone else might know what species this is.

Aha, Pterophoridae!
Thanks, Joyce! I didn't expect a response so soon, but I just happened to run across the Pterophoridae in a used copy (acquired today!) of Borror and DeLong's (1964) An Introduction to the Study of Insects right before I got your post. Looks a lot like Amblyptilia or Geina. Anyone have any other suggestions?

Sometimes it's just a couple minutes.
Often it's a race to see who can provide the ID first. Many times a bugguider posts their response while another is still typing or creating links. Welcome to bugguide by the way :-)

It looks alot like Geina tenu
It looks alot like Geina tenuidactyla - Himmelman's Plume Moth

Thanks to all...
Thanks, everyone for the warm welcome, and helpful IDs. I've always liked insects, but am just now starting to get a lot more serious about entomology. I saw my first Ichneumonidae of the year tonight! Maybe I'll catch some more on the porch tomorrow evening, and try to get some images, though there definitely doesn't seem to be a shortage of Ich images here. Hopefully I can get a much nicer camera sometime soon...insect photography seems like lots of fun!

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