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Photo#1081969
Phyllocnistis? - Phyllocnistis

Phyllocnistis? - Phyllocnistis
Verona, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
June 9, 2015
tiny moth with smooth head and sheathed antennae ... is this genus Phyllocnistis ? I'm not finding one to match.

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Moved from ID Request.

By my eye, it looks pretty close to
Species Phyllonorycter lucidicostella - Lesser Maple Leaf Blotch Miner - Hodges#0765 ?

 
except for the smooth head
the markings are similar. But I'm under the impression that the smooth head makes it a different genus than Phyllonorycter. I'm not an expert on these tiny moths, though. Thanks for weighing in!

 
Smooth head
Totally missed that - thanks for correcting me and explaining. This site has taught me so much; but there is a daunting amount that I have to learn!

 
I agree
Smooth head = Phyllocnistis. It seems reasonably close to this one:

These generally can't be reliably identified without host plant info, though.

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