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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 10 years ago

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

KishaB 11 years ago

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

KishaB 11 years ago

Sorry not for this one

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

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

Grapholita fana

KishaB 11 years ago

I have yet to identify this guy!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 11 years ago

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

dotun55 11 years ago

Joker-moth ;)

TinaEdgeSandru 11 years ago

Such a strange and neat creature! Love it!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

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

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 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 11 years ago

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 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 11 years ago

Wow love it!

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

Wow! Great spot!

Tamir 11 years ago

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

MarlaSterlaceBassett 11 years ago

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

KatCuff 11 years ago

What a fantastic face!!!

Hugo Contreras
Hugo Contreras 11 years ago

que es eso? esta padrisimo

CoastalJHawk 11 years ago

That's awesome! Great spotting!

Anne Marie McCaffrey
Anne Marie McCaffrey 11 years ago

Wow, that's cool!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 11 years ago


LaurieVanOstrand 11 years ago

Striking camouflage

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

amazing mask! truly incredible find!!!!

KishaB 11 years ago

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

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Kodak, Tennessee, United States

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

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