Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#272373
Need identification help. - Hellinsia

Need identification help. - Hellinsia
South Carolina, USA
April 24, 2007

Probably 6203 - Hellinsia homodactylus
I received the following from Debbie Matthews, Referee for Pterophotidae at Moth Photographers Group:

"This is either Hellinsia homodactylus or H. elliottii. I would lean toward H. homodactylus. I have reared H. homodactylus as far south as Northern Georgia but these emerged in June so I'm kind of surprised by the early date [April 24 for flying adult]. There are records of H. elliottii for South Carolina but also later in the season."

Thanks
Thanks for the ID help. I think you're exactly right!

Looks like one of the
Pterophoridae (Plume Moths), maybe Pterophorini
http://bugguide.net/node/view/44051/bgpage

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.