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the smallest moth I've ever seen - Coptodisca

the smallest moth I've ever seen - Coptodisca
San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA
May 31, 2012
Size: 1.6 mm
I captured a mating pair of moths by beating a dead branch of Condalia hookeri with persistent leaves. By the time I photographed one, the other had escaped. They looked like tiny specks of silver & gold. I'm going to be amazed if someone knows the species. I am saving this specimen (dry) if anyone wants it.

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Some more can be found
here and

This reminds me of ...
one of the Coptodisca. You can view the species together on that link. Powell and Opler(1) state that these moths have forewing lengths of 1.5 - 2.35mm but I see no info about a species from Texas. Maybe someone smarter will come along and solve this one for you.

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