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Curved-horn or Gelechioid Moth

Habitat:

Urban garden.

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Roger Kendrick
Roger Kendrick 4 years ago

Dichomeris sp.
Gelechiidae, Dichomeridinae

Allied to D. traumatias (illustrated in Smaller Moths of South East Asia; Robinson, Tuck & Shaffer, 1994) from Borneo.
Diakanoff (1967 [1968]: Microlepidoptera of the Philippines) used the taxon name Atasthalistis (a related Australian genus) for Dichomeris. The species in your photo is not in Diakonoff's work, though.

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 30, 2016
Submitted on Aug 12, 2016

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