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Gold-striped Leaftier - Machimia tentoriferella Brownish gray forewings with two sharp blackish dots in the antemedial and reniform spot positions that form a triangle with a more diffuse spot on inner margin. Postmedial line was diffuse. Upturned labial palps.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area. Geotagged,Gold-striped leaftier moth,Machimia tentoriferella,Summer,United States,leaftier,machimia,moth Click/tap to enlarge

Gold-striped Leaftier - Machimia tentoriferella

Brownish gray forewings with two sharp blackish dots in the antemedial and reniform spot positions that form a triangle with a more diffuse spot on inner margin. Postmedial line was diffuse. Upturned labial palps.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area.

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The gold-striped leaftier moth is a moth of the Depressariidae family. It is found in North America from Nova Scotia to North Carolina and Tennessee, west to Mississippi and Iowa, north to Ontario.

The binomial name ''tentoriferella'' refers to Latin ''tentorium'' , this probably is a reference to the rolled or tied leaf enclosure made by the larva. The wingspan is 20–26 mm. Adults fly from September to October depending on the location.

The larvae feed on ''Fraxinus americana''.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Sep 3, 2019. Captured Sep 2, 2019 21:04 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm