No Common Name Stenoptilodes taprobanes/brevipennis    Synonyms: Hodges #6121.1, Hodges #6122, Stenoptilodes brevipennis, Stenoptilodes taprobanes.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pterophoridae   >   Genus Stenoptilodes   

Description:

"Stenoptilodes taprobanes and S. brevipennis are very similar species that cannot reliably be identified by photographs. They require dissection and examination of genitalia (or DNA analysis) in order to be positively identified" (Roger Downer/BAMONA).

"Males you really have to dissect. Females you can look for lateral scale tufts near the genital opening (ventral) to distinguish brevipennis from taprobanes" (Debbie Matthews via BugGuide).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A Stenoptilodes taprobanes/brevipennis in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/3/2016). Determined by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Stenoptilodes taprobanes/brevipennis in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/19/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Stenoptilodes taprobanes/brevipennis in Harford Co., Maryland (11/3/2017). Verified to genus by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Stenoptilodes taprobanes/brevipennis in Allegany Co., Maryland (8/20/2019). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)


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