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Tiny Moth - Isophrictis

Tiny Moth - Isophrictis
San Pedro River Valley, SE of San Manuel, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
March 27, 2014
Size: approx 6 mm
There were several of these on Brittlebush flowers in the day. Could you give me an idea as to what Family they are in? (I would guess Crambid Snout Moths). Thank you!

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Tiny Moth - Isophrictis Tiny Moth - Isophrictis

Moved somewhat tentatively
Moved from Twirler Moths.


Moved to Gelechioidea
Moved from Moths.

This is typical behavior for Scythrididae. If you look at the front of the head, you can see two slender labial palpi arching back over the head which is good for Gelechioidea and eliminates Crambidae.

Moved from ID Request.

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