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Moth - Udea rubigalis

Moth - Udea rubigalis
Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
August 17, 2015
Size: ~1 cm
ID help much appreciated.

Please add the image date

Moved from Udea.

Moved from ID Request.

I actually agree with Larry that U. rubigalis is the most likely species,being common in your area, but U. profundalis has also been seen close to you, so I am a little afraid to move to species. I don't know how to separate the two with certaintly since the size of yours is right in the middle of the range for profundalis.

Udea sp.
Many thanks for the genus - I have done some more research on BG with great interest. I have just placed an image of another Udea taken the same night with a mm rule beside it and have raised some questions. I note that very few U. rubigalis images have any size information (and that no Udea profundalis are shown in the east. It seems a discussion among the experts would be much valued!

I took my range information from MPG which showed a few Eastern locations for U. profundalis.

looks like

Celery Leaftier

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