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moth04 - Dichomeris heriguronis

moth04 - Dichomeris heriguronis
Springfield, Virginia, USA
June 2, 2004
This tiny brown moth was on a peony leaf and appears to have a pair of upward hooks protruding from its face. Any help in identifying is appreciated.

Hodges #: 2309

Black-edged Carbatina Moth
The Latin or scientific name is Carbatina picrocarpa. I gave it the common name (unlike butterflies, many, many moths have no "official" common name). The hook-like appendages are the palps, accessory mouthparts or sensory organs. Many species fold them back over the head when not in use.

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