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Moth - Greya punctiferella

Moth - Greya punctiferella
Sitka County, Alaska, USA
June 27, 2007
This moth was fairly small, though I have seen smaller. My recollection is that it was probably less than 2cm long. I found it during the day, after I took a few photos, it ended up flying off somewhere. One thing that looks a little strange to me are the long hairs (?) that seem to be coming out of the back legs.

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This looks like it might belong in Greya as it seems pretty similar to this one: There is one species currently known from the region - G. punctiferella

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Looks like a moth from the family Tineidae.

Tibial Spurs Project from the Legs
... these vary in number, size and shape in different species groups. They probably have several purposes including serving as defensive armament and as an aid in climbing/grasping. They are sometimes useful as taxonomic characters. Sorry I can't help with the ID of this moth.

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