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? - Scopula limboundata

? - Scopula limboundata
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
August 22, 2014
11 pm

Moved from Scopula timandrata.

Moved from ID Request.

Not an Expert
So this is not an ID, but you might check out Hodges 7160,
Scopula timandrata. I thought this one looked like yours .

Scopula limboundata form relevata
Good guess but I think this is Scopula limboundata for two reasons. First, the Covell 1970 key separates timandrata by "Fringe reddish, strongly contrasting with ground color". He mentions "This species is easily recognized by its similarity in maculation to the relevata form of limboundata, but with the red fringe, and ruddier ground color."

Second, I think timandrata will eventually get lumped in with limboundata. Covell notes that the two species have identical genitalia and suggests that timandrata may also be a form of limboundata. I check BOLD and the two do not appear to be separated by DNA.

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