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Olethreutinae - Endothenia hebesana

Olethreutinae - Endothenia hebesana
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
August 30, 2010
This one was photographed while black lighting.
This species was the very first larvae I ever reared.
Back then I'd only seen them on gentian flowers/fruits/seeds so referred to them as the gentian moths. Later I found out the larvae eat a LOT of different plants. Once when I collected wood betony, Pedicularis canadensis, seeds and had them drying in the house, there was mass emergence of these moths. They were everywhere and for some time.

MJ, what do you think about this one

Can we say hebesana? Endothenia?

I can't vouch for those pupae
but I think you have the larva correct.
When I find these larvae on other species of plants I still get all excited, at first, until I realize what they probably are. And it is such a pretty little moth.

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