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Geranium Plume Moth - Amblyptilia pica

Geranium Plume Moth - Amblyptilia pica
Lacey (near Olympia), Thurston County, Washington, USA
August 26, 2008
This one has some pretty cool markings. Any chance of getting past Pteriphoidae??

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Geranium Plume Moth - Amblyptilia pica Geranium Plume Moth - Amblyptilia pica

Nina - 1 : B.P. - 0
Debbie Matthews, referee for Pterophoridae at MPG, tells me this is A. pica.

 
Whooooo Hoooooo!
Tell Debbie thanks from me... my first correct id of a Ptero.

What a tough group of moths for me. Thanks for checking on this one with her.
Nina

Looks Like 6119 - Lantanophaga pusillidactylus .....
.... seems to match a photo from Lake Co., Florida. I'll try to have this confirmed, as I do not know if the moth is trans-continental in distribution.

consider...
Amblyptilia pica - Geranium Plume Moth - Hodges#6118.

Location is correct. As for ID, well, mine is just a guess-Nina

 
Looks pretty good!
Thanks, Nina.

 
I like a good challenge
especially when I'm having trouble falling asleep (er, it's past 1am east coast time and I should be sleeping...I have 2 jobs to go to tomorrow)

At least I can feel fruitful once in a while--A. pica looks like the closest match from photos here and on MPG.. A. pica seems to be the only one of the plumes that have that distinctive diagonal striping on the wings.

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