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moth- camouflage or disease? - Caloreas leucobasis

moth- camouflage or disease? - Caloreas leucobasis
Brossard, Quebec, Canada
October 8, 2006
This is a small white and brown moth (about 1/2cm) on a chrysanthemum flower. Can any one give it a name? I was very interested in the brown part of the wings that look blistered, is this a normal part of the camouflage or is it some kind of disease? It looks rather odd but didn't prevent it from flying. Any information would be much appreciated.

2641 - Caloreas leucobasis (Choreutidae, Choreutinae)
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This moth was identified by Jean-Fran├žois Landry at Agriculture Canada, at the request of Richard L. Brown, Director of the Mississippi Enotmological Museum to whom I had sent the photo. Dr. Landry is a specialist in the micromoths.

I have forwarsd to Dr. Landry your name and the details given for your photo. He states that there are but few records for the moth (and I presume wishes to add this record to his database).

Thought at first that it was one of the
Choreutidae - Choreutid Moths, images in the guide here, but didn't find one with your colors. Sorry!

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