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Elachistidae - Agonopterix argillacea

Elachistidae - Agonopterix argillacea
Erskine, Polk County, Minnesota, USA
October 9, 2010
Size: Length ~ 1 cm
Another newbie for me! I've not seen a torticid moth that resembles this specimen. The distinctive wing coloration as well as the reddish head compelled me to take a photograph. I'm hoping that someone out there might recognize the genus. Thanks for any and all help!

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Not an expert
Looks like 0889 Agonopterix argillacea

Thanks, John!
John, this was helpful! Thank you for introducing me to a new genus! --carl

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