Monday, January 14, 2013

One for the Bugguide record books!

In March of 2010 I had taken a photo of a moth and spent the better part of an hour trying to I.D. it by comparing to pictures at  No Luck, so I posted the photo at that website.  One of the resident moth experts wrote the following: 
"Probably 3731.96 - Sparganothis n. sp.
This is a pretty good match for a specimen from Alabama found in the Mississippi Entomological Museum where it is labeled as an undescribed new species."
So, I moved it to that genus and left it to languish with others that didn't have enough detail to be identified as to species.
This past week I received a "subscription update" on my entry.  Seems that another of the experts moved my entry to
Cenopis unicolorana - Hodges#3707.1 (Cenopis unicolorana), a new guide page he created. 
I'm pleased to say that my encounter with photos is the ONLY one listed for this species.
You can see the posting here:


UrsulaV said...


Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I agree very coooll!

Loret said...

Thanks guys, I'm pretty thrilled with the whole thing!

Heather Holm said...

That is so cool! I submit to Bugguide but would never imagine finding a new species.


Loret said...

Thanks Heather, but I don't think that I had any thing to do with the finding of a new species, just a photo of one here in FL. If by chance it IS a new species, well, heck, I want it called Cenopis setterana :)

Rambling Woods said...

I spend so much time on BugGuide and I used to be so afraid of bugs..Michelle

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