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Garden webworm moth

Achyra rantalis


This moth was seen at a mercury vapor light sheet around 10:40 pm. The larvae of this moth feed on the leaves of various low-growing plants, including alfalfa, beans, clover, corn, cotton, peas and strawberries. They have a yellowish, pale green or dark greenish body and a yellowish-brown head and reach a length. The hindwings, and forewings, are brown, with the hindwings being a lighter shade of brown than the foewings.


In my garden, Fort Worth, Texas. Mercury vapor lamp.


Spotted for NMW 2020

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jul 4, 2020
Submitted on Jul 24, 2020

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