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Moth (Pyralid?) - Myelopsis minutulella

Moth (Pyralid?) - Myelopsis minutulella
Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, USA
September 27, 2012
Size: 3mm x 10mm
Attracted to light. 3mm wingspan, 10mm body length

Myelopsis minutularia - Hodges #5719
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Jim,
After updating/adding Myelopsis guide pages, I think I have these figured out. The key distinguishing characteristic of Myelopsis minutularia is the reddish basal patch near the inner margin. This patch is not present on the other Myelopsis or on Ephestiodes gilvescentella. BTW you've added a new species for Colorado on BugGuide.
Robert

Ephestiodes gilvescentella
Take a look at this Phycitinae. I find the brown tone in the scales on ones out here. This is the The Dusky Raisin Moth and is common over much of the US. I just commented on Lisa Dolliver's specimen which looks like E. gilvescentella also.

 
Thanks for your help
That does seem like a good candidate. I found another picture that I took which shows the "lower wing" area better. There is more detail (banding) that is washed out by the flash in the attached picture. I'm not 100% sure of a match, but this is at the very least in the likely Hodges vicinity.

 
Or maybe even #5719
5719 – Myelopsis minutularia (MPG maps show that moth in this region), or even possibly #5718

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