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Alternate Woodling

Egira alternans


Adult: FW pale gray, shaded reddish-brown in basal and median areas. Often has thick, black bar in inner median area. Large, whitish orbicular spot is fused to pale band that extends to the inner margin. Reddish-brown reniform spot is outlined with white. Total Length ≈ 18-21mm. Larva: Orange-brown head, usually with darker reticulations and coronal bars than Orthosia revicta.


Deciduous woods in the midlands of South Carolina (Edgefield County).


Thanks to Ken Childs, who identified this moth on the Facebook Group 'Mothing and Moth Watching".

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South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 30, 2013
Submitted on Apr 1, 2013

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