I find this a bit of a challenge...
It looks a bit like several British moths
- pinion-streaked snout, Schrankia costaestrigalis (http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=532)
- least black arches Nola confusalis (http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=7219)
- Scoparia spp. (http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=4160)
But none of those is quite right.
Could do with other opinions...
(hope you're about, Crystal)
While we're waiting, where did you see it? and when?
I too am perplexed by it, and was wondering if its a UK sighting as well and when. I ran through the same list as you Mike and had the same conclusions. It certainly is a lovely fresh specimen.
Will await more info.
Many thanks for your thoughts and time.
The little raised bits on the wings remind me of Psoricoptera gibbosella and Teleiodes vulgella. I wouldn't orginarily use such a feature as a suggestor of genus/tribe, but I'm short of straws to clucth at! Those are both in the Gelechiinae. ...But our mystery moth is not amongst the species in that tribe (none of them have the long 'snout', and they are all too small).
Just to be clear: it is not a grey rustic - that is larger and does not have the 'snout'.
As you say: Will await more info.
Oh my, yes new thinking caps required for sure! I would say your diagnosis is correct Kleemo if there are no confusion species (ones that look exactly or close to the same but are different under the hood). Well done finding your guy, it is a very attractive species I would be proud to photograph so well as you did.