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It's so pretty that it must have a name! - Carpatolechia belangerella

It's so pretty that it must have a name! - Carpatolechia belangerella
Grand Portage State Park, Cook County, Minnesota, USA
June 24, 2013
Sorry it's so blurry, but it was a quick shot and then the moth was gone. Seen during the day, don't think we found this one near a light or on a building initially but out moving around. Initially suspected it was something in Gelechiidae, but now think it belongs somewhere else. After looking at many micros online I can't find anything that looks quite like it. Help? Can just frass when done since blurry.

Moved, Carpatolechia belangerella
Moved from Twirler Moths.

Another one
Also unidentified, though


Moved to Gelechiidae
Moved from Butterflies and Moths.

Very tentative. Would have frassed but I don't see anything like it and perhaps one of us may eventually stumble upon a match.

resubmit at 100%
Can you resubmit at 100% resolution or just email it to me? Same crop. Photoshop might be able to get rid of some of the motion blur.

 
Sadly...
I'm afraid that is full resolution. I usually crop closer to the moth if I can, and then resize. I did double check, and it does look like it's only a few hundred pixels in the original too. I think we never got very close to this one because it was so active.

 
Gelechiidae?
No problem. I think I see the right palp. It's slender and wrapped back along the top right edge of the head. It appears to be ringed with black and white annules. Same for legs and antennae. Kind of reminds me of Recurvaria nanella in that respect. But I'm reaching here and it could be just artifacts.

Edit - to be clear, I don't think it's in Recurvaria.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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