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Campaea perlata

Description:

Thank you to Jakubko for helping identify!



1 species ID suggestions

1 Comment

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Please add to and join my mission, "Moths of the World:"
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841...
Thank you very much!!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Lovely! This is a beautiful native species, and thankfully is not the harmful Lymantria dispar, or the Gypsy Moth. Campaea perlata is in the Geometridae family, which is characterized by a delicate shape with the hindwings showing. There are exceptions, but those are few.

Here's another link for Campaea perlata:
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed...

Here's a link for Lymantria dispar, which is in the family Lymantriidae. These moths generally have a "bulky" appearance:
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed...

Hope this helps, and great detail on the shots!

New York, USA

Lat: 42.13, Long: -74.26

Spotted on Jun 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2013

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