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0678 - Parornix obliterella

The excellent genitalia pictures were taken by Dr. Tony Thomas, the live moth images were taken by me, Tom Murray

Identification by Steven Whitebread from this plate with the detailed genitalia photo. full exif

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Steven Whitebread 02-May-2021 11:47
I have to change the id of this specimen. It is actually Parornix obliterella. These two species (obliterella and peregrinaella) are very closely related and with very similar genitalia (which I didn't know at that time). Now that I have more material and more genitalia preparations I can now say that this is P. obliterella (strongly curved chitinised part of the ductus bursa and a broader and higher antrum - poorly seen in this photo.