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Common Looper Moth

Autographa precationis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Seen on wall attracted by light.

Notes:

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:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/718865/bgi...

ConorSheaWing
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ConorSheaWing

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, USA

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

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