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White-tipped Black or Snowbush Spanworm

Melanchroia chephise (Stoll, 1782)


A medium sized day-flying Geometrid moth, antennae, wings, abdomen, and legs black. Head, thorax and ovipositor orange. Wings tipped with white, wingspan approximately 30mm.


Euphorbs are the larval host plant. Larvae are strikingly colored, yellow with black bands. Ranges from Paraguay north to southern Florida and Texas.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2018
Submitted on Jul 13, 2018

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