[Leps-l] odd projecting spine on micromoth?

David Hamilton Cox dhcox at nyx.net
Mon Aug 11 14:33:26 EDT 2014

 I took this photo of what I assume is a moth on August 5, 2014, in Madison
County Virginia:  


 It was very small; found on white snakeroot, Ageratina altissima. What are
those things projecting out from the sides -- tibial spurs or spines? Do
some moths hold their legs out like that, or is this an individual aberration?
I've never seen anything like it. 

-David Cox

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