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Cochylis? Attracted to porch light. Cochylis,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Summer,United States,insect,moth Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. The auto-ID app I use suggests Chestnut Leafroller (Pammene Fasciana) but doesn't mean its high confidence. Posted 8 months ago
    1. As far as I can determine Chestnut Leafroller may not be present or only sparingly present in North America (its natural range is Europe and Asia). There seems to be some concern that it might appear in North America where it could potentially affect chestnut crops. I compared photos of it with this moth and wasn't sure they were the same species. Posted 8 months ago
      1. Oh sorry, should have done that location check. Apps make me lazy. Posted 8 months ago
        1. Moth Photographers Group has a North American map for Chestnut Leafroller but no location dots on it and no pictures with it. The USDA has a report on olethreutine moths that are pests of chestnut crops and commonly intercepted at US ports of entry. Pammene fasciana is among them.

          Whether or not it is naturalized in North America appears to be unknown but the larvae feed on chestnut, beech, and oak seeds so there is plenty of opportunity for them here.
          Posted 8 months ago

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Uploaded Sep 12, 2019. Captured Aug 24, 2019 22:08 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm