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Cool patterned white moth - Phyllonorycter manzanita

Cool patterned white moth - Phyllonorycter manzanita
Mendocino National Forest, Mill Creek Campground, Colusa County, California, USA
March 30, 2018
Size: ca 5 mm

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Cool patterned white moth - Phyllonorycter manzanita Cool patterned white moth - Phyllonorycter manzanita

Host?
Arbutus, Arctostaphylos, Ceanothus...? Any idea if any of these were any of these in the area? As far as I can tell Phyllonorycter insignis is identical.

 
Thanks -
Steve! As the first image page reads, this moth was beat from manzanita (Arctostaphylos). It's very likely there was Ceanothus around somewhere, no Arbutus in the immediate vicinity.

 
Oops
Sorry, I missed that is was from manzanita.

Moved
Moved from Phyllonorycter.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Butterflies and Moths.

Thanks! That genus certainly looks right at least. Moving to family for now, feel free to move farther as you see fit. Powell and Opler seem to suggest that genitalia dissections might be required in this genus for species ID, FWIW.

 
Yeah,
species Phyllonorycter manzanita looks very similar also. See image below:


Nice photos!

Maybe 0732

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