Unknown insect - ID, please?

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Now you are a 'Moderator' I suppose that you thing that you can post things that are really difficult to ID? Well you have.
Both Moths.
First one is from the Pteroporidae family.(Plume Moths). Genus. Platypitlia or Cnaemidophorus then nothing!!
Second one from the Pyralidae family. Thats it mate.

Best wishes. Bob F.
 
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Paul, I don't think i can take pictures that sharp without a tripod, that combination of camera and lens is quite heavy and the more you wait the more shaky you get. Do the flash help a lot in capturing those nice, sharp bugs?
 
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Actually you are not far out. You certainly have the right FAMILY but not quite the right species. It is however a damn good try.
The problem with both of them is that they come under the heading of Micro Lepidoptera and that is a massive and very specialised field all of its own.
BW. Bob F.
 
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You are a P I the A!! You know I do not like been beaten and said to yourself. "Now who can I bug while I am away?"

Now I have found what I think it is called but not in the UK, and believe it or not the Latin name can alter a bit. So here goes Genus = Pyrausta: Species orphisalis:
Known in the USA as the Orange Spotted Pyrausta.

BW. Bob F.
 

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