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Another Bright Orange Coptotriche sp.? - Coptotriche

Another Bright Orange Coptotriche sp.? - Coptotriche
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
August 19, 2017
Apparently came to light, found in morning. Probably the same species as another individual already submitted. Perhaps Coptotriche sp. (C. citrinipennella, #0126, or something nearby)?

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Moved from Coptotriche citrinipennella.

On second thought, a bit too orange-tinted for that species, and considering how far west it is, a specimen would definitely need to be examined to determine what this really is.

 
Good catch
Good catch on the location. I don't think Montana has a Lancaster County. I probably clicked in the wrong state. Oops! I have changed it to the correct location. This makes me wonder how many of my obs from this area got put in the wrong state? I think I caught one once from IL or MN, other places I frequently hunt moths.

 
Good catch
Good catch on the location. I don't think Montana has a Lancaster County. I probably clicked in the wrong state. Oops! I have changed it to the correct location. This makes me wonder how many of my obs from this area got put in the wrong state? I think I caught one once from IL or MN, other places I frequently hunt moths.

 
Ah, okay!
There is a Lincoln in Montana, but I didn't check what county that is...
It's possible that this is citrinipennella, and the lighting is just a little odd. I'll contemplate it again after I've finished reviewing the descriptions of all the species. I don't think there are literature records for any oak-feeding Coptotriche in Nebraska.

 
I bet...
...that there aren't literature records for a lot of stuff in Nebraska. No one really seems to think "moths!" when they visit our state. By the way, our neighborhood is loaded with oaks.

We have some years where we get a lot of these orange guys, and some of them really are this orange. You can walk out in the morning to check the lights, and there's this brilliant orange speck sitting there (I think once I had 3!).

Interestingly, I got a moth today, early enough in the morning that there was still frost on the ground!

 
If you ever collect any of these...
I'd be interested in taking a look at the specimens. Even better, keep an eye out for leaf mines on the oaks in your neighborhood; these are a lot easier to ID when you know what kind of leaf mines they came from.

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