Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 989373

Observation date: July 10, 2014
Submitted by: ozcomomoths
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: July 29, 2014
Coordinator notes: Terry Harrison says, "The moth in the photo is Phyllocnistis sp. (note the smooth head vestiture, with no tuft as in Phyllonorycter). If I had to guess, I would say Phyllocnistis vitifoliella, but the white Phyllocnistis spp. are tough to diagnose on sight ID." There are reared specimens of this species from Boone County.
Checklist region(s): United States, Missouri, Ozark County