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Friendly probole moth

Probole amicaria


This moth varies a lot in color and patterning (see this page at the Moth Photographers Group: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed.... According to research completed in 2004 (Timothy Tomon, Pennsylvania State University), there is only one species of this moth in North America, although others have identified three species. The larva is called the red-cheeked looper.


Wooded area


One of the prettiest moths I have spotted. More information here: http://www.entomology.museums.ualberta.c...

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31 Comments (1–25)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thank you, Emily, Harum, Oneng, Mayra, Susan, Jared, Fyn, Ipwill1 and Noel!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Congrats, Maria! Great spot!

lpwill1 9 years ago

Great moth.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome sighting! Congratulations Maria!

JC_Forester 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria!

SusanHostedMiller 9 years ago

Makes me think of wood when I look at it, so its not surprising that it is found in the woods! Very nice find.

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Great series!!

OnengDyah 9 years ago

Very pretty moth..:)

HarumKoh 9 years ago


EmilyUmbarger 9 years ago

Beautiful, Maria! Great shot! Congrats on spotting of the day! (Well deserved!)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks so much for all your nice comments – glad to see this beautiful moth getting the recognition it deserves. I added a bit more information. The only thing about moths I remember from childhood is seeing small white ones for which my mother said we needed to use mothballs to prevent them from eating holes in our woolen clothes. Before Project Noah, I thought of butterflies as the beauties of the insect world and moths as their drab, whitish cousins. So glad to have learned that the moths can be stunning and interesting, thanks to all the wonderful postings by other Project Noah members!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria ! Awesome name to the moth! so friendly like you. ha ha ha :)

PieterColpaert 9 years ago

Congrats Maria! Lovely!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

amazing - you guys are having a great time with your spectacular moths !!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Extraordinary mahogany inlay. Envy from the wintery world down under. :)

RiekoS 9 years ago

Congrats! Beautiful moth.

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

What a great name for a moth Maria :-) congratulations on the SOTD!

IrinaSh 9 years ago

Maria ,very beautiful!

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria, it is a wonderful moth!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Wonderful! It is so gorgeous! Congratulations! Awesome find!

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Beautiful moth Maria. Congratulations on your SOTD :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Congrats Maria!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago


Telse 9 years ago

Gorgeous Moth Maria. Congratulations on SOTD.

AshleyT 9 years ago

Congrats Maria! Beautiful moth :)

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Jul 21, 2013

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