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A Phyllonorycter sp. - Phyllonorycter tritaenianella

A Phyllonorycter sp. - Phyllonorycter tritaenianella
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
June 13, 2011
Size: About 4 mm long

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A Phyllonorycter sp. - Phyllonorycter tritaenianella A Phyllonorycter sp. - Phyllonorycter tritaenianella

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Moved from Moths.

Phyllonorycter tritaenianella
You are correct in suggesting that this is Phyllonorycter tritaenianella. The only other species in our area that might seriously be confused with it is P. mariaeella (see Figs. 2 and 4, here). In P. mariaeella, the basal two fasciae on the forewing are more sharply angled at the fold (chevron-like), rather than shallowly and evenly curved as on this moth, the black borders of the fasciae are not as prominent as on the moth shown here, and the white outer edges of the fasciae are sharply defined, rather than gradually fading into the brown ground color as seen here.

 
Phyllonorycter tritaenianella
Much Appreciated!!

Certainly looks close,
but we don't know how to decide for certain

 
Looks like
a good match to me. Thanks.