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New records for Kentucky

Twenty-two new Kentucky moth records were added to the database. (KY-17March09)

Subfamilies reassigned

Nemoria bistriaria and Nemoria mimosaria were moved from the subfamily Ennominae to Geometrinae.

New records for Indiana

129 new Indiana butterfly records were added from Howell Curtis.

Bethune's Pinion updated

The Bethune's Pinion (Lithophane bethunei) species account was updated.

Spiny Looper updated

The Spiny Looper (Phigalia titea) species account was updated.

Desert Green Hairstreak updated

The scientific name of the Desert Green Hairstreak was updated to Callophrys sheridanii comstocki.

Sharp-angled Carpet updated

The Sharp-angled Carpet (Euphyia unangulata) was once thought to be a holarctic species and this scientific name was applied to the North American and European moths. Now, the North American moth is considered a separate species: Euphyia intermediata. So, all Euyphyia unangulata records were moved to E. intermediata and E. unangulata was removed from the database.

New moth species

The Lydia Tiger Moth (Phoenicoprocta lydia) was added to the database along with one Texas record.

New butterfly records for New Hampshire

Five New Hampshire butterfly records were added to the database. (NH-15Mar09)

New butterfly records for Virginia

Four Virginia butterfly records were added to the database. (VA-15Mar09)

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