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Cosmet Moth

Family Cosmopterigidae

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 8 years ago
Cosmet Moth
bayucca 8 years ago
Metalmark Moth

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

shekainahdalaban, no, I didn't notice that. All the time it was very steady, even when it moved around. Actually, it is so small and the light was so poor that, at first, I thought its rear was its front! It seemed some kind of large headed ant... Only when I stopped photographing for a moment and looked at the pics I had taken (in the camera's screen) I noticed its antennae...

I have one related spotting but different color. Did you noticed your spotting do a head spin too?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Harsuame, Ashish, Auntnance, Karen & Animaisfotos, thank you. Shekainahdalaban, thanks for the ID. Bayucca, thank you too for your efforts.

bayucca 8 years ago

Hmm, Metalmark Moth? OK, I did a little re-search and will change my oppinion: I would now also think of a Cosmopterigidae (cosmet moth) as suggested by shekainahdalaban. I found some interesting ones, not yours, but similar in shape and anatomy:
Did I already tell you about microleps being a nightmare to ID??

KarenL 8 years ago

Very interesting!

bayucca 8 years ago

These micromoths are a terrible group! I am not absolutely sure about the family. It could be a cosmet moth, but most pictures looks in my (!) eyes more like a metalmark moth.
Some other pictures (just for illustration!):
Can you please made some comments about the size?

animaisfotos 8 years ago

Very "unusual" creature. Somehow resembles shrimp?! Great Spotting. Thanks for sharing. It would be nice to have it figured out...

Some kind of cosmet moth from cosmopterigidae family of moth.

auntnance123 8 years ago

Beautifully bizarre.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lovely moth

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 11, 2012
Submitted on Apr 13, 2012

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