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Dotted Gray Moth

Glena cribrataria

Description:

Adult - forewings with ground color light gray, more or less overlain with gray and brownish gray scales; cross lines represented by a series of unconnected black or blackish brown venular dots; t. a. and median lines formed by spots on costa, cubital and anal veins; discal dot absent; t. p. line with spots on all veins, subparalleling outer margin; s. t. line represented by rather nebulous spots in cells M1 and M2 and above tornus, with additional spots present in some specimens; terminal line of prominent, black cellular spots; fringe concolorous with wing. Hind wings concolorous with forewings; intradiscal line present in posterior part of wing; discal spot present; extradiscal, subterminal, and terminal lines like those of primaries; fringe concolorous with wing (from Rindge,1965). Wingspan 23-31 mm

Habitat:

Range is southeastern Canada and eastern United States, west to Texas and upper midwestern states. This one was photographed in a deciduous forest in Edgefield County, SC.

Notes:

Per BAMONA, this spotting is a new species record for Edgefield County, SC.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 13, 2013

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