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Hodges #3688 - Garden Tortix - Clepsis peritana

Hodges #3688 - Garden Tortix - Clepsis peritana
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
January 14, 2014
Size: body ~6mm
At outdoor light. So many images are posted already of this species, also for Florida, that I would not have added this one had it not rested in a rarely seen position (in fact, it will be the only image of a living moth posted at this time that shows the hindwings).

Rare it is! Nice photo.

Thank you -
I wished, however, it hadn't taken off after just two shots. Perhaps I would have gotten a better focused one.

Do you realize?
We are the only two contributors to have photographed a Garden Tortrix' hindwings. After googling, I think these may be the only such photos on the web of a live moth

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