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Blueberry Tip Borer Moth - Hendecaneura shawiana

Blueberry Tip Borer Moth - Hendecaneura shawiana
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 28, 2012

Moved from Olethreutinae.

Hendecaneura shawiana mostly this as Pammene perstructana not as bold in appearane

Looks like Epinotia
Maybe E. abbreviana?

Not E. abbreviana
Aaron, here's a comment I received from a local expert:

No, this is not Epinotia abbreviana. Several aspects are not quite right
(based on the specimens figured in BOLD and figures in European literature):

1. The angle of the outer edge of the dark basal fascia occurs below the
center of the wing in abbreviana, whereas in yours it occurs just above
the center of the wing. Also, in specimens which are pale on the dorsum,
the pale fascia goes through to the costa, which yours doesn't.

2. The dark central fascia (angled outwards from the costa) is always
clearly visible and straight-edged, +/- parallel-sided, to at least 1/4,
usually more, from the costa. Yours is not clearly visible and smudged.

3. The cilia of the termen should be grey, or at most paler towards the
tornus. Yours has pale cilia from the apex to just more than half-way.

4. Probably even more importantly, it's sitting posture is completely
wrong for abbreviana, see this link for photos of living abbreviana

good possibility
It does look a lot like the pinned specimen on MPG. I'll see if I can get another opinion.

Moved from Tortricid Moths.

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