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Withered Mocis

Mocis marcida

Description:

Adult fore-wing is usually purplish-brown (sometimes yellowish-brown or pale gray) with darker shading in sub-terminal area, and usually paler shading in terminal area; lines thin, distinct at close range but showing little contrast against ground color and therefore not noticeable at a distance; PM line bulges inward just above inner margin but the bulge is faint, giving the illusion that the PM line stops before reaching the inner margin; sub-terminal line a series of black dots; hind-wing yellowish-brown or orange-brown with diffuse grayish shading distally, and dark PM and terminal lines.

Habitat:

It is found from the coast of North Carolina to Florida, west to Texas, rarely straying northward as far as New York. It prefers fields, marshes, grasslands, and other open grassy areas.

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Florida

Spotted on Sep 22, 2010
Submitted on Dec 18, 2011

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