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Caloptilia - Caloptilia glutinella

Caloptilia - Caloptilia glutinella
Lafayette, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
July 10, 2013
I have narrowed it down to Caloptilia superbifrontella and Caloptilia packardella. It is marked more like Caloptilia packardella but its "hair" is more strawberry blonde like superbifrontella than the platinum of packardella. I'm just not sure.

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Moved from Caloptilia.

I guess I was way off. Next t
I guess I was way off. Next time will have to study them better. I was hoping maybe a host would help, but they all seem to be here or nearby.

I will enter it on my personal list as Caloptilia stigmatella with a note saying it is probably that unless someone else confirms and it gets moved to there.

Thank you for the help.

Caloptilia stigmatella (as seen here) is a brown species that doesn't have as much red in the ground color or as much purple reflection as are seen in your moth. Also, the margins of the yellow triangle in C. stigmatella usually are uncertain, rather than perfectly straight and symmetrical as in your moth, and the triangle often doesn't come to a pointed apex, or is smaller overall, than in your moth. For these reasons, I don't believe that this is C. stigmatella.

Ok, I will just enter it as C
Ok, I will just enter it as Caloptilia and see if it ever gets a name.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like ...
Caloptilia stigmatella. The yellow patch on C. superbifrontella extends further down the coast. The "shoulders" (inner margin in basal area) of C. packardella are lighter

Another possibility is C. glutinella. I have not seen a specimen of that species, and there don't appear to be any images of it anywhere, but the description fits this moth.

Bob Patterson ...
Bob Patterson made a point to pass through Mobile yesterday, en route to Florida for Thanksgiving. We had a good evening together, discussing our favorite subject. As conversations go, one thing leds to another and we eventually got around to subject of how hard it is to pin micros ... of course, you became the topic ... until we segued into something else :)

Awwwwwww.... ;-) Yes, if
Awwwwwww.... ;-)

Yes, if it's hard for you two, with so many years of experience, you know what it's like for someone like me who is trying to learn!
It'll sure keep me busy this winter.

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