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unidentified micro returns - Scythropiodes issikii

unidentified micro returns - Scythropiodes issikii
Verona, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
June 26, 2014
this has been a visitor to my porch for three years running. Last year, I sent a specimen Mississippi for identification, but am still awaiting those results. I was able to get a good lateral view this year. Does anyone have an identification for this little moth, yet?

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unidentified micro returns - Scythropiodes issikii unidentified micro returns - Scythropiodes issikii

Any news?
I'd like to get this added to MPG. Did Mississippi ever get back to you? Who was checking it?

ID pending
See here.

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An ancient tale ...

Getting something very similar
Hi Marcia,

I've been getting a very similar moth here in Athens, GA and also don't know what it is. Here is a link to the images:
http://pick18.pick.uga.edu/mp/20p?res=320&see=name&name=Inga+sp_ga1&wep=0&selected=1

The closest match I've found is 1009-Pseuderotis obiterella, but without knowing the amount of pattern variation for that species, I'd be hesitant putting a name on any of these without a more expert opinion. It's close, but not close enough for comfort. Ignore the Inga place-holder name, it's just the closest I got the first time I looked for an ID.

 
Scythropiodes issikii
This is an Asian import, Scythropiodes issikii (Depressariidae). The ID was by Steven Passoa.

 
same moth
Yep! That is definitely the same moth. I am hoping to collect one of these soon and send it off to an expert for a closer look. My first impression was one of Inga, as well, because of the similar "smile" pattern, but the labial palps are different.

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