Symmerista sp. Symmerista sp.

Description:

Tony Thomas (BugGuide, 2015): "Adults of species in the genus Symmerista are believed to be indistinguishable, except by examination of the genitalia. Fortunately, males can be recognized, without dissection, by examining the 8th sternite. This is the hard cuticle on the ventral surface of the last segment of the abdomen. The technique is briefly explained in Wagner’s Caterpillar book (p 21), combine this with brushing the scales of the last sternite (8th). S. leucitys has a deep, narrow emargination, whereas in the other 2 eastern species the emargination is shallower and wider."

There are 13 records in the project database.

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A Symmerista species in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/2/2016). Determined to genus by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Symmerista species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Symmerista species in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/4/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Symmerista species in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/10/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Symmerista species in Howard Co., Maryland (8/3/2015). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/2/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A male Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (4/21/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (4/21/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (8//2002). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Symmerista (id'd as White-headed Prominent Moth) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2003). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Symmerista species in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/18/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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