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Elegant Grass-veneer

Microcrambus elegans


Adult: forewing silvery-white, variably shaded with brown, heaviest in upper PM area; when viewed from above, the moth at rest appears to have a Halloween mask on its forewings, with two triangular upward-pointing "eyes" and a frowning or scowling down-curved "mouth" (this distinctive feature can be seen at a distance with the naked eye)


fields, grassy areas; adults are crepuscular/nocturnal and come to light

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Elegant Grass-veneer
Microcrambus elegans Moth Photographers Group – Microcrambus elegans – 5420

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Montgomery Township, penna, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2013
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013

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