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Can you help me with an id? - Prionapteryx nebulifera

Can you help me with an id? - Prionapteryx nebulifera
a few miles south east of Gilmanton, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, USA
June 10, 2010
I found this on Sand Cherry, on a steep, sandy, remnant bluff prairie. The moth that most resembles it in the guide is this . Is this close?

sand tunnels
Interestingly, the reason I was on this bluff prairie was to look at some sand tunnels that a friend had found. The tunnels are made of sand held together with webbing - similar to those described on the info page about this moth. I couldn't find any larvae, but they may have been underground since it was during the day. In a few places there were ant colonies in the sandy soil under the tunnels - perhaps part of the ant/moth larva association.

I plan to go back to this area and look again now that I have a better idea of what may be going on.

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Moved from Prionapteryx.

 
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Thanks!

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Moved from Pyraloidea.

It looks like it needs a new species page.

5333 - Prionapteryx nebulifera
A taller (square) photo would be appreciated for use at MPG. Thanks.

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