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Common Looper Moth

Autographa precationis


Shiny gold patches on wings with two small white dots, overall brown. Thorax has a large ridge with a smaller ridge behind it. About half an inch.


Seen on wall attracted by light.


I've seen this moth before I just don't know what it's called.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Common Looper Moth
Autographa precationis Common Looper Moth - Autographa precationis - BugGuide.Net

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1 Comment

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Lafontaine and Poole state that A. precationis has a thin line around the reniform spot (a spot only partially visible, right behind/below the circular white dot), while Chrysodeixis includens doesn't have this spot.
Chrysodeixis includens:

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Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2013
Submitted on Jul 25, 2013

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