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Pimaphera sparsaria - male

Pimaphera sparsaria - Male
Okeechobee County, Florida, USA
February 18, 2007
Size: WS ~25mm

Dotted Gray
This looks like a Glena cribrataria . Based on the pattern and size, that would be my call. See here in the guide for comparison.

about the single row of spots on the abdomen as opposed to the double row in linked images? Does that make a difference?

The dots
The dots did concern me. At first I thought that might indicate an Idaea ostentaria, but the size ruled that out. I have found that the spots can vary in intensity (as seen here), but I'm not sure if they ever very in number or appear so faint as to not be noticed. I can see 3 total pairs of the double spots where they would be expected, but some are lacking. I think some key markings are the 2 spots paired on the notum, and the 2 larger more pronounced spots paired below the postnotum where one would typically find the 3 or more pairs of pronounced dots going down the first few terga of the abdomen. I'm not sure if Glena cognataria would be a better match, since the row of spots is much lighter with no larger pronounced spots as in cribrataria. Tough call.

Thanks. I may be way off, but could it be a Pimaphera sparsaria?

Also, do you have any idea about these? WS ranged from 10-15mm.

You know what, I think you've nailed it. I didn't even consider one of the Pimaphera species, because they typically have more pronounced markings and lines. But Pimaphera sparsaria is a Florida species, and after seeing the photo on MPG, I believe you're right on the money and that it's a slightly worn P. sparsaria. Good call.

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