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Photo#22251
Ermine Moth?

Ermine Moth?
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
June 27, 2005

Moved
Moved from Moths.

Moth on yellow flower
This is gelechioid; it is a scythridid (= scythridine xylorictid). I don't know the group well enough to diagnose it to species.

 
Family Scythrididae
Is that where I should place this?

 
All-leps has
Gelechioidea Xyloryctidae Scythridinae
That's what we think this means, we hope!

 
Terry, depending on your time and inclination
there are a number of other tiny moths that could benefit from your expertise. You can find them by searching on any of the following numbers: 18164 22084 28487 45001 53570 54035 63222 68672 72832 75147 88450 93477 94038 94449

Enjoy!

 
Additional moth images
Thanks for pointing me to the additional unknowns. I have had a look at them and posted whatever help I was able to offer there.

As for the status of the moth group based on Scythris, Scythrididae is the traditional (including '83 checklist) designation of this group, whereas Scythridinae, as a subfamily of Xylorictidae, is the designation assigned by Ron Hodges in the Handbook of Zoology.

 
Well that was fun learning about those
and putting them away. We found you another dozen if you find the time.
141782 142185 142659 144783 145015 147255
147337 150220 152938 152956 153781 158130

We really don't know if we are selecting appropriate images, but they all look quite small!!

 
More UFOs
I finally found time to have a look at these. Some of the western ones were too unfamiliar for me to comment on them.

micros
We were attracted by several species of Lampronia. See UK Moths and orchids (scroll down to muelleri) or maybe Vanderbilt See what you think. It might be a start.

 
L. oregonella?
Thanks for the leads. L. oregonella looks fairly close, but I really am not confident with IDing moths. I'm always getting them wrong. Hopefully Bob or Tony will stumble across this image and be able to ID it.

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