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unexpected guest

unexpected guest
St Louis, Missouri, USA
June 8, 2008
Size: 3/4"
found this visitor in my bathroom last week. it was just under nickel-size, and was not skittish to my camera gitting right up to it. i never did get a chance to see its face, but i do beleive its smooth antennae were folded back along its body under its wings. i think the insect's color is pretty true in the photo . . .

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unexpected guest unexpected guest

Some kind of
Plume Moth (Pterophoridae)

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