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Photo#146499
very small moth - Machimia tentoriferella

very small moth - Machimia tentoriferella
Burlington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
September 18, 2007
Size: .5 cm
Tiny moth -- got pretty good focus on it this time. Attracted to light. Not a clue what moth it is, though.
nina

What do you think about The B

 
this looks to be an Oecophori
this looks to be an Oecophoridae. Machimia tentoriferella

 
I think you may be correct on
I think you may be correct on the ID Dennis; the lower edges of the wings, both in shape and marking, look a bit closer to the one you picked out as opposed to the 'batman moth' (although i REALLY liked the name) 8;)

 
nina: The base color in this
nina: The base color in this moth, be it tan or light brown is usually uniform. The tort you mentioned usually has 2 shades of brown streaking in it.

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