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Pyralid IMG_0822 - Acrobasis aurorella

Pyralid IMG_0822 - Acrobasis aurorella
Pymatuning Lake, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 7, 2011
5670 - Acrobasis aurorella?

Moved to Acrobasis aurorella
Moved from Acrobasis.

Tentative ID, see comments below.

Moved from Pyralid Moths.

Not sure how to eliminate 5669 – Acrobasis stigmella.

Don't call this an official i
Don't call this an official identification but I think this looks more like aurorella than stigmella. The problem is your moth looks a bit worn and I can see how a worn/faded stigmella might look like aurorella.

Hopefully someone else can offer a more educated opinion.

Bad Exposure?
I know my example looks worn but I pulled up the original image and I can see the majority of scales even in the faded spots. Also, I see that it was overexposed but I can only guess what it should have looked like. I am adding another version of the same image at higher resolution with what I think is better exposure compensation. See what you think and compare with ALL-Leps images (same images as BOLD but slightly higher resolution) of Acrobasis stigmella.

A. aurorella was my original pick. I'm fine with calling that and even moving it to species as a tentative ID but I wouldn't mind if you could take one more look first.

Edit - for some reason it's not letting upload a larger image but the difference is not dramatic. It mostly shows that most of the scales are there. I'll try again a little later.

If you can see that most of t
If you can see that most of the scales are there then I'd say this is aurorella.

Thanks for the help, Ken. Moving to species as a tentative ID.

Moved from Moths.

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