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Photo#867746
Unknown moth close to Hodges#1615 Sweetclover Root Borer in appearance - Oenoe hybromella

Unknown moth close to Hodges#1615 Sweetclover Root Borer in appearance - Oenoe hybromella
West Reading 132 S.6th Avenue, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 25, 2013
Size: about 5mm
Found at home on porch at 100 watt light. At least superficially like Hodges 1615 Sweetclover Root Borer, but doesn't seem to match right.

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Looks most like
Oenoe hybromella

 
LOL
thought it looked familiar ...


 
LOL some more?
Hi, Robert - Your identical image appears also as Trichophaga tapetzella - Tapestry Moth - Hodges#0413 both in Bugguide and MPG, so I'm wondering if it is that instead of 0283 Oenoe?

 
Doubled posted ...
I did not realize I had doubled posted the same image. My image should be Trichophaga tapetzella, as someone originally ID on MPG. Notice the difference in the specimens on BOLD:
Trichophaga tapetzella - the basal area of all specimens is dark brown and the wings are wider than ...
Oenoe hybromella - the basal area is not dark and the wings a long and slender.
I'm not altogether sure about your specimen, though, with the dark mop head and no yellow spot in basal area..

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