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moth - Rectiostoma xanthobasis

moth - Rectiostoma xanthobasis
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
July 20, 2005
Size: 6.5 mm head-to-wingtips
Came to UV lights.

genus and species pages moved
from Oecophoridae to Elachistidae: Stenomatinae as per the classification at All-Leps

Thank you, Robin.

1026 - Rectiostoma [Setiostoma] xanthobasis
Bob Patterson IDed this one that appears to be the same species:

Looks like I got one of these also.
It was pointed out to me that you had submitted one of these previously for ID.
This was attracted to a UV light here in northeast Oklahoma. I did not measure mine directly and 6.5 mm would easily fit my scale.

I measured mine
by holding a pencil up to the monitor screen, then seeing how many threads the moth's length equaled. I think I've forgotten how many threads equals what. I'll have to refigure it this summer :-)