Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 937446

Seriated Aethes Moth
Aethes seriatana

Observation date: October 12, 2013
Submitted by: ridgeboy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: March 04, 2015
Coordinator notes: Note from MPG:"Several species including Aethes balaoghi (3755), A. patricia (3759) and A. seriatana (3760.1) are extremely difficult or impossible to separate by surface markings. They should perhaps be considered to represent a photographic species group." http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=3760.1 Based on range, I think that the suggested id of Aethes seriatana is correct. The other two species that look very similar are not shown by MPG to extend into peninsular FL. SAT
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Polk County