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Sparganothoides lentiginosana? - Machimia tentoriferella

Sparganothoides lentiginosana? - Machimia tentoriferella
Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
October 6, 2015
I believe this is an example of Sparganothoides lentiginosana, based on comparison to similar BG and MPG photos, but would appreciate confirmation or correction. Attracted to porch light

Moved from ID Request.

Looks to me
more like Machimia tentoriferella. By a strange coincidence I was about to add my candidate for Machimia tentoriferella to ID request and saw your image!

yes that might well be. I veer from near certainty to total confusion on some of these.

For what it is worth, I tend to agree with Nigel. The curved, dark PM convinced me.

thank you
yes, as I have compared them further I agree Machimia tentoriferella is clearly a better match. Thank you both.

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