"Great moths, Nancy! I don't recognize your first one although the pattern (but not the dark/light contrast) does resemble 3482. I've identified that species several times and most have been confirmed by Jason Dombroskie at iNaturalist so…"
"I guess they had a backlog!! lol Micros are tough to ID, but you wouldn't think it would take 6 yrs!
Always good to add a new species to BNB, Jimmy! Great shots and very good to add the measurements."
"I understand what you mean Tony, Thank you!! The tip of the wing looks pointed and should be more rounded or sq. 3428 in Peterson's is VERY square.
It was very tiny...around 5-6mm... I will take a look at the ones in the higher…"
"3428 is a Olethreutinae Tortricid (as you are aware); FW apex in this group is squarish or rounded and as wide as the rest of the wing. Apex even wider in 3428.Your moth appears to have the apex of the FW pointed as in some of the pre-tortricid…"
Nancy, could I send you the original Canvasback photo, have you do the same editing and resend it back to me? I'll add you and then you can send me your e-mail address. Just let me know if that would be alright! Thanks
I tend more to use The Sibley Field Guide To Birds of Eastern North America. [ISBN 0-679-45120-X]. I've heard the new one is not as good. I also have a Roger Tory Peterson book. If you are technically minded, many folks use Apps for I phones, smart phones, I pod etc. I do have an I pod with Stokes photos and calls.
hello again nancy...yes this is your cousin lol.....gosh it,s been quite a while since I have seen you....I just live across the river from you at mckinleyville,Chelmsford.....this is a great site nancy ..we will talk to you soon...take care now