Daspyga salmocolor

OscartheGrouch tondaleo at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 31 13:55:28 EDT 2011

I have a number of alternosquamella, and the one lone salmocolor. They 
are side by side in my collection. What I am calling salmocolor matches 
up really well with the photo in the MPG Hodges number 5731 W, and my 
alternosquamella match up real well with the photo in MTP, Hodges number 
5730 W. Yes they both have a very similar ground color, My salmcolr is 
smaller and the markings just aren't right for alternosquamella, but are 
right for salmocolor. Side by side they don't match up. I'll see if I 
can get an image and post it where you guys can verify or debunk my 
initial ID. OTOH, I work for the Oregon Ag. Dept in the insect lab. I'll 
see what Rich Worth thinks about this ID.

On 3/31/2011 6:51 AM, Scholtens, Brian G wrote:
> I agree with Hugh.  It is likely that the specimen is alternosquamella, which can be quite common in the NW.  I saw lots of it last summer at the Lep Soc meetings in Washington state.
> Brian
> Brian Scholtens
> Biology
> College of Charleston
> Charleston, SC 29424
> scholtensb at cofc.edu
> 843-953-8081
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-leps-l at lists.yale.edu on behalf of Hugh McGuinness
> Sent: Thu 3/31/2011 8:26 AM
> To: tondaleo at hotmail.com
> Cc: leps-l at lists.yale.edu
> Subject: Re: Daspyga salmocolor
> Hi,
> I photographed this species and took a few specimens last summer in the
> Chiricahuas (AZ). The species appears not to have been covered yet by
> Neunzig, and it was not split at the time Heinrich wrote. Are you sure your
> northern specimen is this and not alternosquamella?
> Hugh
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:51 AM, OscartheGrouch<tondaleo at hotmail.com>wrote:
>> Anyone have any information on the range of this moth? I can't find
>> much. I have a specimen that was taken in Oregon just North of the
>> California border in the Siskiyous. I not only can't seem to find if
>> that's in it's known range, but can't find what it's known range is.
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