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Fall Cankerworm Moth

Alsophila pometaria


Average-sized moth (~28mm. Males like this one have an even brownish grey forewing with jagged white and dark PM and AM lines, occasionally with a visible dark discal spot. The hindwings are light grey, with a dark discal spot and a faint pale PM line.


Deciduous woods near a farm pond in the midlands of South Carolina.


Hodges#6258; This is a male as the females are wingless. Adults are on wing from fall to early winter. Oak and hackberry (host plants for caterpillars) are in the immediate vicinity of the spotting.

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South Carolina, USA

Lat: 33.63, Long: -81.96

Spotted on Jan 4, 2013
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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