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Photo#634957
moth - Cauchas dietziella

moth - Cauchas dietziella
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
April 26, 2012
Size: ~4.5mm
Epimartyria auricrinella – Goldcap Moss-eater Moth?

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moth - Cauchas dietziella moth - Cauchas dietziella

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Cauchas dietziella
Definitely a moth. Much too early in the year for the micropterigid. It would be the right timing for Eriocraniidae adults, but this definitely isn't any of the eriocraniid spp. that are possible for Wisconsin. The only call that fits is Cauchas dietziella (Adelidae), as seen here.

or
perhaps a caddisfly?

 
moth or caddis
The antenna seem too long for a Microcaddisfly. This insect was also smooth and sparkly and not fuzzy. I could be wrong, though. I should post another photo with a side view. I'll do that now.

 
just trying to help
and I could well be wrong. Let;s hope someone who knows more will enlighten us...

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