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can someone please help me with the identification of this Crambidae? It look similar to Pediasia contaminella, wich is present on my zone/country.
24.06.2013 - Padua - Northeast Italy
Thanks for the help,
I think that is a good ID.
It is not:
- Agriphila geniculea
(yours does not have the elbow-shaped stripe)
- Agriphila inquinatella
(varius markings different)
- Pediasia aridella
I do not have a complete key for these species, so there might be some other species that I am overlooking. But I am fairly confident of Pediasia contaminella.
Other opinions, anybody?...
Well its not one I've had, they are quite scarce in UK, but I would say the ID looks spot on to me, and think Mike is quite right about the other candidates.
Nice photo too
Thanks Mike and SeaRayz for the confirms.