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Striped micromoth - Eucosma fulvotegulana

Striped micromoth - Eucosma fulvotegulana
Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado, USA
April 18, 2017
I first thought of the moths around 5300-5400 (Crambid), but they seem to have the long fuzzy snouts. Another group that came to mind were Phaneta (Eucosma?) sp. 2960-70 (Tort.).

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Wow, thank you!
Great work Bob! I've been relying on MPG, scrolling chronologically by Hodges number, but they have no entry for this.

Your help is appreciated. Thank you sir.

 
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Wow, Bob. I must have looked right over that one!! Thanks

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Your dilemma interested me so I tried to think along with you. Is it not just the palps that gave me trouble with the Crambus, but the strong double white stripe. Of the Tortricids, I thought these might be the closest. , , or .

 
Thanks for your help!
It does help to have two or more heads thinking together. Of those three, the middle might have a "fighting chance" of being a match, especially if factoring in some variability. The bottom line though doesn't seem to stretch across fully "to connect the dots" as needed. I wonder why MPG lists that (2973) as Phaneta striatana, while BG lists it as Eucosma striatana. Is one not current?

Maybe the palps difference is due to lighting, and my picture is more in the shadows. Just a thought.

I'm going to keep looking. I noticed that a lot of images in key areas on MPG were missing images. I might investigate BOLD images too.

I've seen a number of odd moths in this area, and feel that a few could be new species.

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