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Orange Wing Moth

Mellilla xanthometata


Geometer moth with bright orange hindwings. Forewings are gray/brown, with nearly straight lines and black spot at midpoint of ST line. 18mm


Heavily forested area with a creek nearby


This little one was flying along the trail when he landed on my arm and then hands and wanted to stay as he began to attempt to probe for sodium.

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Missouri, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2014
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014

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