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Tiny Moth - Stigmella prunifoliella

Tiny Moth - Stigmella prunifoliella
Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
August 17, 2010
Size: ~2 mm
This tiny moth with a red brush nose was sitting on a hasta leaf in the evening. Looks like Nepticulidae based on BugGuide images, maybe Ectoedemia.

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This is a nice image of a tiny moth. If you are interested, I can submit it to MPG. Send me an email and I'l get back to with details. My email address is on my info page. Click my name below. Thanks.

Moved from Nepticuloidea.

Stigmella prunifoliella
Another Stigmella prunifoliella, a very common species.

Difference between Ectoedemia and Stigmella: Stigmella has a collar of lamellar scales, here concolorous with the thorax (between the eyecaps), whereas Ectoedemia and other genera have a small collar consisting of hair scales.

Moved from Moths.

Fantastik Foto!
... and probably correctly identified as far as possible for the moment. (no rsvp, thanks)