Latest Petrophila Moth Research Published

I’m happy to report that my latest research on Petrophila moths has just been published in the Journal of Lepidopterists’ Society: “Identification and Distribution of the Petrophila fulicalis species group (Crambidae): Taking Advantage of Citizen Science Data”, J. Lep. Soc. 75(2):113-127 (June 2021).

This is the latest effort coming out of my interest in this genus and previously highlighted in these journal articles: (Sept 2020) (Aug 2020) (Aug 2019) (Aug 2019)

iNaturalist plays a prominent role in my published article and several iNaturalists contributed important photos for it. Below, I’m going to tag a lot of the people I need to thank for helping bring this article to fruition.

A downloadable pdf of the above article is available from my page on (Chuck Sexton) and can also be accessed from this DropBox folder, along with full-sized versions of the figures and maps:
(I hope I set up this DropBox link correctly. Let me know if you can't access it.)

Posted by gcwarbler gcwarbler, June 20, 2021 12:30


It's a work of art!

Posted by pfau_tarleton over 1 year ago (Flag)

Keep up the great work. Nice to recognize all the citizen scientists that add to baseline science.

Posted by stuartmarcus over 1 year ago (Flag)

Oh, wow! This is a really great and useful paper, Chuck! Thanks so much for sharing this and for all your persistence and hard work on this group.

Posted by beschwar over 1 year ago (Flag)

Woohoo!!!! Thank you!!! Great work!

Posted by bug_girl over 1 year ago (Flag)

Well done. A good treatment of the genus and the use of citizen science in studies. Congrats!!

Posted by krancmm over 1 year ago (Flag)

I'm printing it out to put in on my fridge. Spectacular! :)

Posted by sambiology over 1 year ago (Flag)

Great work, Chuck. Thanks for making the article available.

Posted by treichard over 1 year ago (Flag)

Congratulations to the publication! Great work, Chuck!

Posted by annikaml over 1 year ago (Flag)

I got my copy of the Lepidopterist on my desk and saw your article first off. I play to spend some time with it this week.

Posted by cmeckerman over 1 year ago (Flag)

@juancruzado, En mi artículo, menciono su observación de Petrophila fulicalis en las cercanías de Ciudad Acuña que constituye un nuevo registro para México.

Posted by gcwarbler over 1 year ago (Flag)

Excellent, congrats, have downloaded my copy and will read. Thanks for sharing, take care.

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Posted by connlindajo over 1 year ago (Flag)

Fantastic work, Chuck!

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Posted by susan_moore over 1 year ago (Flag)

Congratulations Chuck! I'll be out of town mothing in AZ followed by family visit in WI so I won't be able to digest the new stuff for MPG for some weeks but if you see anything we need to correct, feel free to shoot me an email and I'll do my best to update. Excellent work!

Posted by steve_nanz over 1 year ago (Flag)

Thank you very much Chuck; I think this makes it very important to continue making citizen science observations south of the border; In Mexico, much work is still needed to understand and document biodiversity

Posted by juancruzado over 1 year ago (Flag)

Great Work!!!!

Posted by taroman about 1 year ago (Flag)

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