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Photo#478112
Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Caloptilia stigmatella

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Caloptilia stigmatella
In Westwood - elevation 5100ft, Lassen County, California, USA
December 1, 2010
Size: Length 7.5mm
I found this moth indoors. We have had freezing nights and lots of snow the last few weeks; kind of has me wondering about it's seasonality.

I am thinking this moth might be Caloptilia palustriella Hodges #0621, based on photos at at: "MPG", and at "Cal Photos"
Another possibility is Caloptilia stigmatella Hodges #0639 - at: "MPG"

I am grateful for any ID confirmation or correct ID for this moth - Thanks!

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Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Caloptilia stigmatella Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Caloptilia stigmatella

Moved
Moved from Caloptilia.

Update:
ID to genus provided by BOLD Systems via DNA. A species match was not made. The nearest DNA match was Caloptilia stigmatella. at 98.45% similarity.

 
Update 2:
Species ID for this specimen has now been provided by BOLD Systems. DNA for this specimen is a 99.69% match with species Caloptilia stigmatella.

See here for Caloptilia stigmatella species page at BOLD Systems:
And here for BOLD's C. stigmatella Public Data Portal - BIN Page.
And here for this specimen's Record Page at BOLD Systems.


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