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Ethmia arctostaphylella? - Ethmia arctostaphylella

Ethmia arctostaphylella? - Ethmia arctostaphylella
Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 30, 2010
Size: 11 - 12 mm
This moth is quite abundant at the Field Station and can be regularly found resting on Eriodictyon trichocalyx leaves (as seen here), which I have been told by others is its host plant. I believe that this moth has already been identified in the past as E. arctostaphylella by faculty at the local colleges, but I thought it would be worth posting these photos here on BugGuide in hopes of further confirmation. If the ID is correct, this would be a new species for the guide!

Please also see these posts of other specimens from the same area:

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