While contributing identifications to moths in Florida I have noticed a memo posted on many Anisota observations saying “In 2019, the Florida population of Anisota virginiensis was separated into its own species, A. pellucida.”
All observations in FL have been contributed to with A. pellucida and now show a species complex (rather than being reduced to the genus level for some reason), and there are 343 observations remaining to be resolved. Since an ID is already known, I think is fine for a forum post (please let me know if I am mistaken).
If a few people pitch in for #IdentiFriday we could get these records fully identified!
Not everyone knows this is an option, and it needs a lot of study to implement. Sometimes there isn’t a knowledgeable curator available. Splits are also one of the more disruptive changes, so if they’re not done properly a lot of damage can be done.