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White-ribboned Carpet Moth

Mesoleuca ruficillata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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.

3 Comments

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 11 years ago

Beautiful moth.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Wow, beautiful!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

beautiful !

ElaineWebb
Spotted by
ElaineWebb

Connecticut, USA

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

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