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Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Phyllonorycter quercialbella

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Phyllonorycter quercialbella
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 14, 2009

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0785 - Phyllonorycter quercialbella
I sent the photo to Terry Harrison, Referee for micromoths at Moth Photographers Group, and received the following opinion:

"This is a tough one. The maple-feeding P. clemensella is extremely similar to two oak-feeding spp., argentifimbriella and quercialbella. In the MA moth, the line that runs just below the costa looks to be golden, rather than black, in which case, based on the figures in Braun 1908, I would ID the moth as P. quercialbella."

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