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Cameraria corylisella

Cameraria corylisella
Holland Glen, Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 7, 2011
Size: 4 mm
This was resting on a witch hazel leaf, so I assumed it was Cameraria hamameliella. When I checked the description and illustration in Braun (1908), I wasn't convinced, but I thought this looked pretty close to the image here. I ran this by Terry Harrison for his thoughts--see below.

Moved from Cameraria hamameliella.
From Terry Harrison:
"It would make things a lot easier for us if adult resting substrate reliably translated out to larval host plant, but other than in a very small number of microlep groups, it doesn't work out that way. As to the moth that you photographed on witch hazel, I can't reconcile it with C. hamameliella. The ground color of that species is dark reddish brown, compared to the standard-issue cinnamon brown of your moth; and the markings outside the second fascia on the forewing of your moth are a pair of opposed, upright black-bordered white dashes of approximately equal size, whereas C. hamameliella has a long white marking that angles from the tornus across most of the apical margin of the wing. To my eye, the species that most closely matches your moth, according to the information in Braun's revision, is C. corylisella."

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