Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 941754

Observation date: July 09, 2013
Submitted by: fmgee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I think this might be Caloptilia populetorum. The host for the larvae is Betula which I have growing less than 10 metres from where I found this moth. This species is identified by the dark spot of the costa and by dark cilia. The moth pictured has the dark spot in the same place as all the pictures I can find. The cilia are not dark, but this seems a variable based on images I found. There is only a single pinned specimen at MPG and that is without a location. Images of Caloptilia populetorum that are similar to this moth can be seen url=http://www.lepidoptera.pl/show.php?ID=2567 here and http://www.eakringbirds.com/eakringbirds3/mothimagescaloptiliapopuletorum.htm and http://www.lotmoths.com/species/species.php?frmSpeciesID=849 and at url=http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=193745
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: March 08, 2014
Coordinator notes: This record should be viewed as tentative.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia