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Unidentified Oecophoridae (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 21 Jul 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 21 Jul 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 21 Jul 2019

Identification history

Unidentified 14 Aug 2019 Paul Whitington

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photo #3 shows scaled proboscis. probably same species as https://atlasoflife.naturemapr.org/Community/Sightings/Details/4232104

4 comments

   15 Aug 2019
Yes, you've captured palpi typical of Oecophoridae in 4232102-105. But this one might be a Pedois sp of the Depressariidae, I'll have to look more closely. The palpi curved back up over the head are a characteristic of the superfamily Gelechioidea, of which the Oecophoridae are by far the most often observed, but there are other families and you will find some of them (esp Cosmopterigidae and Gelechiidae which have many and often even smaller species).
   15 Aug 2019
I thought this one looked similar to 4230777, which you thought unlikely to be a Pedois sp.
   16 Aug 2019
Comparing the two, doesn't this one have much longer labial palpi (although it's possible that the apparent shortness in 4230777 is an artifact of the photo)
   18 Aug 2019
I've gone back and had a close look at the original photo of 4230777 and I agree that that moth looks like it has shorter palps than the 4232102-105 series.

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 21 Jul 2019 1:21 PM Recorded on
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