Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1248298

Observation date: May 13, 2020
Date notes: Sunny mid 60's
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seeing what appears to be several of these small moths around the backyard at the woods edge. Picture with the screen is just for scale.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: May 14, 2020
Coordinator notes: This is probably Blastobasis galndulella but experts on Blastobasidae regret that in their opinion very few in the family can be identified with a photo and to make matters worse, there are dozens, maybe hundreds of undescribed species in North America. So while a number of records in the BAMONA database have been accepted as B. glandulella. Even these may be misidentified because there are several species that look like it.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County