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Olethreutes arcuella, the arched marble, is a colorful small moth species of the family Tortricidae.
Spotted on May 25, 2017
Submitted on May 26, 2017
and 12 other people favorited this spotting
Wow! Almost looks like feathers.
Thank you Leuba.
Well deserved- what a little beauty. Congratulations Kostas !
Thank you Mark.
Beautiful moth Kostas. Congratulations.
Thank you Rob.
A stunning little Moth Kostas. Congrats on your SOTD, great work!
Thank you Liana.
Congratulations Kostas! Beautiful moth. Thank you for sharing :) Liana
Thank you Jim and Barb.
Well done, Kostas, nice photo!
Thank you Irena!
Thanks Kostas! My inattention; it got clipped. It is now corrected :-)
Thank you Daniele! The correct form of the scientific name is Olethreutes arcuella.
Congratulations Kostas, this jewel of a moth is our Spotting of the Day!
"This distinctive and beautiful Arched Marble (Lethreutes arcuella) is our Spotting of the Day! Rather striking with its orange ground color and metallic blue-grey streaks, this small moth in the family Tortricidae is found over most of Europe in woodland and heaths. Tortricidae is a rather large family with over 10,350 species described. These moths typically rest with their wings folded back, giving them a rounded profile".