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Gelechioidea Moth - Psilocorsis - female

Gelechioidea Moth - Psilocorsis - Female
Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
June 10, 2017
At UV light in wooded area near Nathan Mott Park Pond 2. Possibly Psilocorsis reflexella? ID help much appreciated.

Psilocorsis sp.
det. T. Harrison, 2018. He adds:

"Determined using Clarke 1941, Proc. USNM 90: 33–286, and Hodges’s 1974 “MONA” fascicle. In Clarke’s key to Psilocorsis spp. based on female genitalia, your moth runs very readily to faginella, (which, as of Ron’s “MONA” fascicle, is now a junior synonym of cryptolechiella), but on external appearance (which was used heavily by Hodges 1974, in his key), your moth agrees with reflexella, not with cryptolechiella. This goes to show what a mess the taxonomy of this group is in. Sorting out our Psilocorsis spp. would be a nice project for someone."

Moved
Moved from ID Request. I get the sense this is the sort of thing that really should be dissected for an ID. I've pinned it, so we'll get one eventually.

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Psilocorsis
Sure. That's where the tentative ID came from. I thought that I would add my image (with color) in the hope it might help with an ID confirmation. Eventually, we could put both images under the same entry or Frass the least informative one.

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