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Black snout moth

Hypena scabra


It is a small to medium sized moth in the family Erebidae. The moth has brown wings with a black mark on the forewings. This one was sitting on a rose stem making it almost impossible to see. This behavior is common with Erebid moths, sitting on the bark of a tree or a wall.


Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas.


It is found in North America from Canada south to Florida and Texas. It has also been reported from Great Britain. The can feed on many host plants but in this area feed on Hackberry and Clover.

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Ornithoptera80 7 months ago

Thank you i_munasinghe.

i_munasinghe 7 months ago

Oh, it took me a while to spot the moth in there... Marvelous!!

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2020
Submitted on Jun 3, 2020

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