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Photo#1235420
Micro Lep 6.6.16

Micro Lep 6.6.16
Waddell, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
June 6, 2016

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I am sure you already know this but this moth is a Gelchiidae, probably a Chionodes. We seldom receive a species ID on these - a difficult Genus and few photographs of those described somewhere. I notice you are in research. If Terry Harrison does not see this one among the ID requests, you might contact him. I could not find anything with those V marks in the median area.

 
Thank you very much
Actually I did not know it was a Gelechiid even though I worked with several several members of this family (pink bollworm, tomato pinworm, etc) for many years developing mating disruption systems. Recently retired, I am now surveying the arthropods in a nearby regional park. I'm their volunteer entomologist. I always enjoyed taxonomy however I am far from being an expert.

I appreciate your help with several of my submissions and will take your advice on this specimen.

Muchas gracias, Jack

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