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Unknown Moth? - Pseudexentera oregonana

Unknown Moth? - Pseudexentera oregonana
Calgary / South Glenmore Park, Alberta, Canada
April 27, 2007
This little guy has bothered me for a while. He is only a centimeter at most, I used extension tubes on my camera to get this picture. I like this little guy. The way his wings lie along his back makes him seem like Dracula wrapped in his cloak. I thought it might be a Tortricid moth but I am not certain of that at all.

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Unknown Moth? - Pseudexentera oregonana Pseudexentera oregonana

Maybe frass this one

Moved from Acleris.

I initially missed the crease at the end of the wings. New species for the guide, good work! This wee beastie is ubiquitous in Alberta in the early spring anywhere that there are aspens.

Thank you so much
I liked this little guy when I took the picture. I know I was asked earlier to crop the photo for easier ID and I see that you have done that. I went back to my original .TIF file and did a crop on it and un-mask sharpened the image. It is a little more enhanced. Do you want to see the result? if so, shall I up load it and link it to this image so you can judge which image to keep? Thanks again for the ID.

Yes please, that would be gre
Yes please, that would be great.

I have linked the enhanced ph
I have linked the enhanced photo. Luckily I used extension tubes/tripod when taking the original shot. As I recall it was about 1/2" or so...the focus came out pretty good all things considered. I hope this enhancement helps you

I think the original best cap
I think the original best captures what this guy looks like. In Alberta, they are usually lacking any sort of markings.

I think this last attempt is
I think this last attempt is more life-like...I did very little sharpening this time

I still really like the origi
I still really like the original, perhaps keep both the first and last ones.

This is really the original picture
Hi intrigued me about getting the original picture...I save most of my pictures over time to a removable Hard drive which I save as a backup in a safety deposit box. I went and got it to see if I had the RAW photo to make another copy....and I did save the RAW photo. So what I did was edit the last submission I made...and over-wrote the picture with this version. So I hope this will be the final word on this...

Looks good to me.
Looks good to me.

Moved from Tortricid Moths.

Moved from Moths.

You might try...
adding another, more closely cropped image, if your resolution allows it. I think that for a relatively plain-looking moth like this, the people who know about moths (not me) will need to see as much detail as you can provide.

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