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Bent-line Carpet Moth

Orthonama centrostrigaria


Wingspan 17-23 mm; Colors vairy from khaki to chocolate brown. The wings are intricate in pattern and shape and are laying flat.


Most of North America except Alberta and the arctic; wet open areas and waste places were food/plants grow.


Season - Adults fly from May to October in Ontario, March to November in northeastern states, and all year in Texas and the west. Food - Larvae feed on Polygonum species (knotweed, smartweed). Life Cycle - two or more generations per year

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Jared Sheppard
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Jared Sheppard

Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 16, 2013
Submitted on Dec 20, 2013

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