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The Gem - Orthonama obstipata

The Gem - Orthonama obstipata
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
January 29, 2006
I'm thinking one of the carpet moths....not sure which one. a brown patterned moth

A male
of the sexually dimorphic "The Gem". A few images on BugGuide.

I think this is a female
Bent-line Carpet (Costaconvexa centrostrigaria).

Lynette has a photo of a male Gem here. Covell says the Gem has an "oblique blackish dash from ST line to forewing apex" which is pretty distinct in Lynette's other specimen.