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Hodges #1799 - Exoteleia chillcotti - Battaristis vittella

Hodges #1799 - Exoteleia chillcotti - Battaristis vittella
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
August 17, 2020
Attracted to black light. I retrieved this photo of this tiny colored insect out of curiosity when I discovered it on the photo of another moth. Now, two months later, I remembered it as I browsed the gelechioids on the MPG plates and saw matching images. Due to not having been in focus, it's a blurry photo of the moth, but because BugGuide has photo from Florida (yet), I post it anyway.


Missed that one
Thank you, Aaron: As it happens too often now, I had one already in my files.


Moved from Exoteleia chillcotti. The move from 1799 Exoteleia chillicotti was prompted by my discovery elsewhere on the MPG plates of an almost identical looking moth with a very different Hodges number, 1840 Exoteleia pinifoliella. BugGuide presently considers those two forming a "species group."

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