Need ID- white moth and I dont even know what to call the other one

iturnrocks

Arachnoknight
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If anyone knows what these are I would appreciate it. Both of these were found in NE Kansas.

The white moth is about 1 inch long. I almost didnt see it, it chose a nice piece of white trim to hide on. I also didnt realize how "soft" it looked until I got the pics on the puter.


When I saw this, I wasnt sure if it even was a bug, so I took a photo and then touched it and it flew away. It is about 3/4" long.


Thank you
 

lucanidae

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The first one looks like an Arctiidae (or Arctiinae: Noctuidae) depending on the new classification. The second is some kind of micro-lep, the picture isn't good for IDing but I'd guess Tortricidae.
 

bugmankeith

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There are lots and lots of moths that look like the 2nd one by me, until you touch them you dont even realize their moths. :p I get so many at the lights at night and in my house.
 

iturnrocks

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The camera I have now, although 8 mp, has no way to manual focus, which makes it quite difficult for close ups. Thanks for the replies.
 

Black Widow88

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Yes the first one is definately Arctiidae. I think I know what the first one is but I'll have to go and check first.

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