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Hebrew

Polygrammate hebraeicum

Description:

Wingspan 7/8" to 1", Fore wings and thorax above white, marked with numerous irregular black lines and 1 black dot near center of wing. Hind wings, abdomen, and under-surfaces pale grayish brown, darker brown around wing margins. (Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders)

Habitat:

Moist woods. This specimen found near Smoky Mountains, Tennessee on hilly woodlands.

Notes:

Hubner named this moth the "Hebrew" because its curving black lines and dots reminded him of a Hebrew letter. (Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders)

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Ron Rockwell
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Ron Rockwell

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2016
Submitted on Jul 16, 2018

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