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Gelechiidae: Unknown Specimen - Isophrictis

Gelechiidae: Unknown Specimen - Isophrictis
Emerado, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
August 3, 2012
Size: Length
Hmmm...this microlep looks like it may be a Gelechiid Moth, but I could be wrong about that. This specimen merits expert attention, I think. Thanks for looking! ;-)

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Gelechiidae: Unknown Specimen - Isophrictis Gelechiidae: Unknown Specimen - Isophrictis

Re: Isophrictis
Looks similar to , I think. These are about the only Isophrictis images I've seen where the head and palps have the same dark, white-tipped scales as the thorax and forewings.

Moved from Moths, "The microlep ID is right, it is an Isophrictis sp. You need the specimen in hand to be sure of the species, however, only I. similiella is common in the state. I have singletons of other not very similar species." -- Dr. Gerald Fauske (11 April 2013).

Definitely a gelechiid, and something in the genus Isophrictis; I don't recognize the species.

Thanks, Terry!
Thank you for looking at these images! I hope to collect examples of our many local microleps this season, so perhaps I'll obtain another example! Thanks for suggesting a genus!!

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