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Moth - Olethreutinae species - Pseudochelaria

Moth - Olethreutinae species - Pseudochelaria
Perth/Murphys Point Provincial Park, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
August 10, 2015
Size: approx 10mm

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Moth - Olethreutinae species - Pseudochelaria Moth - Olethreutinae species - Pseudochelaria

Moved from Twirler Moths.

While this certainly looks like it belongs in Pseudochelaria and, if so, looks referable to pennsylvanica, I am hesitant to move it there in this difficult family because it would provide a first for Canada (both here and at MPG) for the entire genus! I'm happy to wait for an expert's opinion.

Moved from Moths.

BOLD shows pennsylvanica in Canada. It looks like that species though a little worn.

There is no original description other than by way of comparison in Dietz' original description of walsinghami here to an illustration of pennsylvanica here. Can't say I follow it completely. The species was apparently first described by Walsingham but never published so Dietz is attributed as the author.

Moved from ID Request.

maybe this one?

Ah yes - looking in the wrong
Ah yes - looking in the wrong family didn't help...
Thank you.

Note the very long, curved palpi
Points to Gelechiidae

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