Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1248699

Observation date: May 15, 2020
Submitted by: Kurt R. Schwarz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: May 17, 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, Maryland, Howard County