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Meadow Moth - Caloreas

Meadow Moth - Caloreas
1/2 mile north of Westwood flying about within a small wet meadow surrounded by woods., Lassen County, California, USA
June 11, 2008
Small moth caught in the daytime. Possibly genus Phaneta? Comments welcome.

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Meadow Moth - Caloreas Meadow Moth - Caloreas

Moved from Caloreas apocynoglossa.

Out of range for apocynoglossa which is only known from coastal California. Possibly occidentella or one of several new species described in Heppner (2022)(1).

Moved from Prochoreutis extrincicella.

OK I put some links on the info pages.

Looks like...
It's easy to mix up these two species and amazing that they are not in the same genus.
Caloreas apocynoglossa: Notice the two thin, silvery lines (arcs) inside of the median band. The other images of Prochoreutis extrincicella do not show this feature and all of the BOLD specimens are from the eastern range.

Moved from Metalmark Moths.

Moved from Eucosmini.

A Species of Choreutidae
Doesn't quite match anything at MPG. Sent the photo off for an opinion. (no rsvp, thanks)

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