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White-ribboned Carpet Moth

Mesoleuca ruficillata


Moth? With black at the narrowest part of its wings, white with a "scalloped" edge in the middle and the lower part black on the outer edges, white to the middle and patterned with black spots and "scallop" edges of gold/brown.


Seen at the edge of the lawn where it becomes wooded.


I thought I had seen a piece of paper or a spent blossom flutter to the ground and land on a bit of branch on the ground. It was hard to see on the branch and I didn't realize it was anything alive until it quickly moved deep into the ferns.


KeithRoragen 11 years ago

Beautiful moth.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Wow, beautiful!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

beautiful !

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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