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Photo#519440
Tineidae: Unknown Specimen - Niditinea orleansella

Tineidae: Unknown Specimen - Niditinea orleansella
Turtle River State Park, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
May 23, 2011
Size: Length ~ 7-8 mm
Revised to show as Tineid Moth (on 05 Jan 2013).

My best guess is that this very small specimen may be a Concealer Moth. I'm hoping that someone might recognize its distinctive three-black-blotched forewing pattern. Thanks! ;-)

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Moved from Tineinae.

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Moved from Moths, based on comment and photos below.

Tineid
The shaggy head vestiture and short labial palpi indicate Tineidae rather than Oecophoridae (which have slicked-down head scaling and long, narrow, curved, pointy labial palpi). Accounting for intraspecific variation, the moth shown here looks like a reasonable match for Niditinea orleansella.

 
Thank you, Terry!
Thanks for giving this specimen some close attention, Terry! I think your recommendation is spot-on for the family and genus, and is probably right for the species, too. This microlep bears a striking resemblance to these two BG images (below):


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