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Moth for ID - Choreutis pariana

Moth for ID - Choreutis pariana
Neshanic Station, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
August 15, 2009
Size: 11 mm across wings
How does one start IDing moths?
Tried, missing pointers

Will try

Moved from ID Request.

id never done it before eithe
id never done it before either.. but if you click on moths then info, it will give you a shapes chart..which is a help
also just click on an id'ed moth (One with info at the top) and then click moths on that then browse. browse the moths pages, and see what they look like too. (for me this caused all sorts of trouble cause id seen this moth, but where? haha) but it will get easier, and it is such great fun..i bought a blacklight and oh the wonders ive seen.

Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth
This looks like the Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth: Choreutis pariana. . BugGuide certainly is a good place to start. Once you become more familiar with the characteristics of the various families, Moth Photographers Group is a lovely resource.

This I.D. has helped me too
I have seen this moth several times and called them Nettle-taps because they look so much like the European species. Still have not got photos of these, they are so fast.

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