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Photo#109775
Small Silver Moth - Greya politella

Small Silver Moth - Greya politella
Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana, USA
May 6, 2007
I'm thinking casebearer moth?

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Prodoxid Moth
with the help of Terry Harrison I got an ID from Dr. Olle Pellmyr. He says, "It is Greya politella, a prodoxid moth that is in the same family as the yucca moths. The moth is sitting on its host, Lithophragma parviflorum. The female oviposits down into the ovary, and the larva feeds first on seeds and later after hibernation on vegetative parts."

 
Great innformation
Are you including it in the info page?

 
yep
done, Thanks.

Moved
Moved from Moths.

Case bearer
It looks like Colleophoridae, I had a similar one and it couldn't be IDed any further.

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