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Photo#494576
Moth - Laetilia dilatifasciella

Moth - Laetilia dilatifasciella
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
March 1, 2011
Size: forewing length 8 mm
Pyralid
At UV lights
D78F/N40F/Clear/Moon9%

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This photo is now shown on MPG as Laetilia dilatifasciella. Thanks again, Chris.

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Laetilia dilatifasciella maybe?
Phycitinae are a very difficult group for me, but I took an interest to your photo and compared the FW to all of the pinned plates on MPG, and the closest match I could find was 5949.1 Laetilia dilatifasciella, which is reported from your area and would be new to BugGuide. Compare to Jerry Powell's image and see what you think:

CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell

Would love to hear an expert opinion on this one.

 
Thanks for the interest
I'll be surprised if that is not it! Good eye, Chris. I went through the Pyralidae plates three times and never stopped on this one. Guess I was concentrating on the yellow inner margin too much. Might by my first predatory lep!

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