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Moth with "ears" - Ephestia columbiella
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
November 16, 2013
Size: 6-8mm
At outdoor light. I have others with palps that look like short horns or protruding ears and wished I knew what family they might belong to. Maybe with this moth I can get some help. Thanks.

Moved from Phycitinae.

This is Ephestia columbiells using the information provided here.

A little too, excited, eh?
Moved from Cabnia myronella. This isn't the same species you and Ken have been seeing.

Yes. Got a little carried away. John Maxwell's looks good, though

Moved from Phycitinae.

Correction of size
Revisiting the estimate of size from the background I arrived at a slightly smaller size, 6-8mm rather than 8-10mm.

Moved from Moths.

Peter- take a look at 5779.1
Not all of these that I have found have such prominent "horns", but some do and they are in the same size range- about 8 mm. Anyway these elongate moths are in the Family Pyralidae, subfam Phycitinae.

Yes, perhaps #5779.1
Gary, thank you for pointing me in what looks to be the right direction. I had looked at the Phycitinae, this hodge-podge of easily recognizable moths and oddballs, but there were no “eared” moths like mine. Your moth #5779.1 Quasisalabria atratella actually does look a lot like mine (the images of that species that I met on my MPG-walk did not catch my eye as being worth checking out). What concerns me is that most #5779.1 specimens posted in BG have upturned rather than straight palps like my moth (that they are straight is evident from the lateral view of my moth that I provide now but had not added because it did not seem to provide additional information). Yet, my moth may, in fact, be #5779.1 assuming that palps of a species may be straight on some specimens and upturned on others.

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