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Bent-line Carpet Moth

Costaconvexa centrostrigaria

Description:

Brown and gray moth with wavy pattern and two distinct black spots. " wings pale gray to reddish-brown; AM and PM lines form dark brown bands; PM line ends abruptly midway across wing (i.e. lower half absent); small black discal spot on all wings. Sexually dimorphic: male wings mostly gray; female has dark median area." - BugGuide

Habitat:

On porch light at night in backyard. This moth is found in most of the North America.

Notes:

"Larvae feed on Polygonum species (knotweed, smartweed)." - BugGuide

1 Species ID Suggestions

empidonax
empidonax 9 years ago
Bent-line Carpet Moth
Costaconvexa centrostrigaria Moth Photographers Group – Costaconvexa centrostrigaria – 7416


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Thank you so much for the ID, empidonax!

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2012
Submitted on Jul 31, 2012

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