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very very small moth 1 - Caloptilia anthobaphes

very very small moth 1 - Caloptilia anthobaphes
Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 25, 2007
Size: 1/8 inch approx

Moved to Caloptilia anthobaphes
Moved from Caloptilia.

Det. Hugh McGuinness.

Undescribed Caloptilia sp.
See BOLD image of Caloptilia here.

Also see similar image which I posted here.

Another Nice Caloptilia sp. to be searched for....
... in the USNM some day, along with 10-15 other beauties.

Hi Bob, what is the USNM?
Hi Bob,

what is the USNM? ^__^

United States National Museum
Museum of Natural History on the Mall, Smithsonian Institution. Actually, the insect collection is curated by the SEL or Systematic Entomology Laboratory, and most of the curators are on the staff of the Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (but with offices in downtown DC at the collection in the USNM).

Caloptilia sp. tough to get any further

Stands like a Caloptila
so it must at least be something close! images here. More images on the family page.

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