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Moth - Myelopsis subtetricella

Moth - Myelopsis subtetricella
Orcutt, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
August 30, 2013
Size: ~1cm
Came to mercury vapor light in rural backyard

Ephestia sp.
Out of range for Myelopsis subtetricella. I believe that this and some of Gary McDonald's subtetricella are of Ephestia kuehniella or an unknown species near kuehniella. Gary also had a couple that I moved which barcode as an unknown species in Laetilia. I think that unknown species refers to Laetilia zamacrella. Yours and Gary's similar specimens look like kuehniella and his DNA tested specimens barcode close to it. I think Jim Moore's specimens are in Myelopsis but not Myelopsis subtetricella because that's an eastern species and his do not barcode as anything east of the Rockies. The BOLD ID's appear to be messed up.

Moved from Phycitinae.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks close to
Myelopsis subtetricella, but there are many that look similar. You might find a better match in MPG.

I think Stuart nailed it. Do you want me to move it?

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