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Cheshire Cat Moth

Grapholita fana

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cheshire Cat Moth
Grapholita fana Tortricidae - Grapholita fana - BugGuide.Net

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27 Comments (1–25)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

It is okay, Kisha! Thank you again for sharing this beauty!

KishaB 7 years ago

I am doing this on my phone so I touched the wrong picture. Sorry!!

KishaB 7 years ago

Sorry not for this one

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Kisha, I suggested an ID for you 9 Months ago:
Cheshire Cat Moth

Grapholita fana

KishaB 7 years ago

I have yet to identify this guy!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 7 years ago

I have never heard of this moth before. WOW! Very cool "face".

dotun55 7 years ago

Joker-moth ;)

TinaEdgeSandru 7 years ago

Such a strange and neat creature! Love it!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Could you please update the ID of this interesting little guy? Thank you very much!

MayraSpringmann 7 years ago


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca! Found the ID for this accidentally while looking for a bird poop mimic...haha!

Thanks again bayucca, a comment from you is well cherished!

bayucca 8 years ago

Cool!! I checked the Tortricidae as well some weeks ago, but obviously missed this one! God job jgorneau!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Hello Kisha!

Looks like Grapholita fana to me!

I think this may be your species, it's the only Grapholita with a face like yours. I couldn't find any common name, so I had some fun and made up my own! :D Enjoy!

JuanC.Garcia 8 years ago

Wow love it!

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Wow! Great spot!

Tamir 8 years ago

No Way! Its an Evil Smiley...on a moth! So wicked.

I don't have my glasses on right now and it's wings remind me of a smiling cat!

KatCuff 8 years ago

What a fantastic face!!!

Hugo Contreras
Hugo Contreras 8 years ago

que es eso? esta padrisimo

CoastalJHawk 8 years ago

That's awesome! Great spotting!

Wow, that's cool!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 8 years ago


LaurieVanOstrand 8 years ago

Striking camouflage

LarryGraziano 8 years ago

amazing mask! truly incredible find!!!!

KishaB 8 years ago

Craziest looking little thing, isn't it?? And I couldn't find it anywhere! How crazy!

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Apr 10, 2012
Submitted on May 6, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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