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Photo#56556
Small colorful moth - Rectiostoma xanthobasis

Small colorful moth - Rectiostoma xanthobasis
Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
May 28, 2006
Size: About 3/8 inch length
Found on lighted sheet used to attract moths for photography.

genus and species pages moved
from Oecophoridae to Elachistidae: Stenomatinae as per the classification at All-Leps

Moved
to guide page.

1026 - Rectiostoma [Setiostoma] xanthobasis
... The best photo I can find is David Smith's pic on John Snyder's website.

Very nice image.
I hope someone is able to ID it.

There's a similar one
not yet identified at

 
Looks the same to me
I only estimated its length. It could easily have been 6.5 mm. Also, I was using a broad diffuser on an external flash which may have emphasised irridescence. Too bad it is not larger.

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