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Buttonbush Moth - Ledaea perditalis

Buttonbush Moth - Ledaea perditalis
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA
August 29, 2012
Raised from one of two caterpillars that appeared in a bag of buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) leaves I had collected, trying to rear Mompha leafminers.

Moved from Moths.
Thanks! Wikipedia calls it the buttonbush owlet. Looks/sounds good to me!

Ledaea perditalis?
It looks a lot like Tom Murray's photo:

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