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Moth ID - Aristotelia rubidella

Moth ID - Aristotelia rubidella
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
August 10, 2008
Size: ~5mm (head to wingtip)
Another tiny moth attracted to light on front porch. Some of these are very colorful.

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Aristotelia
Look at the link to Aristotelia rubidella and, especially, the attached pinned specimen that is closest to yours.

Aristotelia
I'm sure of the genus - Aristotelia and I think it is closest to Hodges 1762 - Aristotelia rubidella. Really nice photos. Isn't that 65mm Canon lens great?

 
Thanks David!
I had to chuckle when I saw the only two images in Bug Guide of this moth were from Tom Murray :^) I think Tom has photographed just about every bug on this continent!

As for the Canon MP-E65, I couldn't be happier!

 
Aristotelia
Yes, Tom's been at it for a while and I'm always happy when I've found one he hasn't found. One looks for small triumphs where one can. BYW, your image must be rather fresh as it's very nicely marked.

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