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Unknown Moth - Friseria cockerelli

Unknown Moth - Friseria cockerelli
New River, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
March 8, 2015
Size: Less than a cm
Possibly Tortricidae.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Twirler Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

This is a gelechiid, as evinced by the very smooth head vestiture (versus shaggy in tortricids) and the long, upcurved labial palpi, the left one of which can be seen in this photo (labial palpi short and stubby in tortricids). I'm sorry I can't ID it further than family.


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