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Depressariodes sordidella? - Antaeotricha

Depressariodes sordidella? - Antaeotricha
20 miles southwest of Llano, Llano County, Texas, USA
April 22, 2017
Size: FW~10mm

Moved from ID Request.

The shape of the forewing indicates a stenomatine, namely, something in Antaeotricha. Options include osseella and unipunctella; a third similar species, A. decorosella, appears to be restricted to the eastern USA (MA, NJ, NC, FL). In comparing the comments in Duckworth's revision with images of osseella and unipunctella on BOLD, I would have to guess that your moth is A. osseella, but it could well be that reliable differentiation of osseella and unipunctella requires dissection.

Terry - Thanks for the detail
Terry - Thanks for the detailed explanation. In looking at the two Antaeotricha species, I noticed that MPG shows the range of A. unipunctella as quite close to my location. In any case, I'll settle for Antaeotricha sp. for now and hope to see another specimen in the future.

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