Thursday, July 28, 2005

ENV: Notes on Dobsons and Moths

I've been exchanging some emails with Brush Freeman and John Abbott about some Dobsonfly pictures Brush and I took. They returned some great ID info and that's posted below . . .

You are correct on the id, they are Corydalus cornutus, but the so
called "western" one (C. cognatus) does not occur in Texas. We do
get two others in west Texas, C. texanus (quite a bit smaller) and a
slightly larger one, C. luteus, which lacks patterning on the head and
pronotum.

John


The moth on the limestone is Bulia deducta....I haven't seen one
here inUtley but they are fairly common in Port O'Connor.

Brush

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