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Photo#393482
Under a sweetgum tree.5.7.2010 - Acleris

Under a sweetgum tree.5.7.2010 - Acleris
Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 7, 2010
Size: 7+ mm.
It made eclosion today and it is alive and kicking.

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Under a sweetgum tree. 4/22/2010 - Acleris Under a sweetgum tree. 4/23/2010 - Acleris Under a sweetgum tree. 5/1/2010 - Acleris Under a sweetgum tree.5.7.2010 - Acleris Under a sweetgum tree. 5.7.2010 - Acleris Under a sweetgum tree.5.7.2010 - Acleris

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3504 – Acleris curvalana??
Wild guess. See pinned image at MPG here.

 
You are probably right, it is
You are probably right, it is a strange looking one though.

 
Hmmm!
The host plants of Acleris curvalana are members of Ericaceae. There were none nearby; it was coming down from a sweetgum tree, ready to pupate, so I assume that this was the host plant.
But, then again, what do I know?

 
OK
Maybe my guess was bad. Still the folds in the wing and the wing shape seem pretty similar. Machele White has an image of A. semipurpurana at MPG here that looks even better. Unfortunately, the host plant is oak and the larva, though similar, is not right either.

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