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Planthopper Parasite Moth - Psyche casta - male

Planthopper Parasite Moth - Psyche casta - Male
Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 17, 2013
Size: 6 mm. head-wingtips
Found on siding in the early morning.

Moved
Moved from Planthopper Parasite Moth.

The "feathers" on the antennae in a male Epipyropid should be longer than this, and the thorax should be larger. This would also be an extremely early date to find an Epipyropid adult in PA. They don't usually emerge up here until August and September. This is definitely one of the bagworm moths (Psychidae). Psyche casta is the most common of the small black ones in PA.

 
Paul, thank you very much for
Paul, thank you very much for reviewing this, and especially for adding the notes of ID characters that you used to differentiate the species--very helpful for future attempts!

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