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Maybe Anacampsinae? - Antaeotricha

Maybe Anacampsinae? - Antaeotricha
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
June 23, 2013
Size: baby fingernail
Anacampsinae? Came to incandescent porch light as dusk was falling (8:45 pm). I live on the NE shore of Nova Scotia above a saltwater cove and salt marsh, surrounded by dry to freshwater marshy pasture and mixed evergreen/deciduous woodland. In five years of taking photos of moths, I've never seen this one. Thanks if you can help!

Moved from Moths.

Hello Mothlight,

I have been moving moths from Moths to Family, Genus, and Species. This photo has been nagging me. Because of the position of the moth at the time of the photo I do not think you will ever get an ID and I don't feel comfortable moving it Anywhere. But I thought you might like to look at to see what you think. It has not been seen in Nova Scotia, but it has been see close.

Schlaeger's Fruitworm moth
Hello--Thanks very much for your suggestion. The illustration in Peterson finally clicked one day and I'd say that you are correct. I have seen this a few more times, as well, so they definitely seem to be here--and this is in the fairly remote NE corner of NS. Thanks, too, for your comment on the Hypena, probably H. eductalis. Your suggestions provide encouragement.

And your reply has encouraged me.

Possible Antaeotricha schlaegeri 1011 moth in NS
Hello, again,
I found another photo of what I think is an A. schlaegeri in Nova Scotia. This one dates from 2014 rather than 2013, date of the photo you inquired about. The 2014 specimen is much paler and is sitting with its wings folded in a typical manner. But it seems to me that if you fold the 2013 moth's wings into a more of a tube, and think of the marks as much paler, you could have the same moth. But I might be wrong. In either case, is the 2014 photo a Schlaeger's? If so, then we have them here in NE Nova Scotia. I am submitting the photo as a new ID request because that seems to be the only way to send it. Thanks for your kind interest and trouble. Tila Kellman

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