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Moth ID? - Petrophila canadensis

Moth ID? - Petrophila canadensis
Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA
June 10, 2007
This is very, very small moth found feeding on a Yarrow blossom at midday. I would guess it is smaller than 5mm.

Moved from Feather-edged Petrophila. This example has the characteristic clear white circle in the PM area of the FW and lacks the characteristic dark spots of fulicalis on the distal side of the medial white line and at the upper end of the discal cell. Also, it has a nearly complete black line capping the HW eyespots (confluent with top of 4th eyespot) as is typical in canadensis.

4777 -- Feather-edged Petrophila Moth -- Petrophila fulvicalis
Identified by Brian Scholtens.

Thank you Bob and Brian!
I never expected it to be identified to a species and will move it to the guide.

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