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Unknown Moth 5 - Ptilostomis

Unknown Moth 5 - Ptilostomis
Durham County, North Carolina, USA
May 2, 2007
Size: about 2/3 inch


Definitely Ptilostomis. Notice the three pale wing spots on arranged in a triangular pattern. The forward spot is somewhat smaller than the more obvious and larger of the rear spots, and the (barely visible) other rear spot is above the larger rear spot.

In any event, I suggest moving this excellent photo to the page for Ptilostomis under family Phryganeidae.

...for the helpful description.

This is a caddisfly, not a moth (although they do look like moths!)
I would guess it's a species in the genus Ptilostomis.

I put some larvae in my watergarden, but didn't know what the adults looked like.

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