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Swordgrass Moth

Xylena curvimacula


Attracted to an incandescent porch light.


Local habitat consists of mixed species northern hardwoods forest and wetlands that contain larval host species such as alder (Alnus incana) and willow (Salix spp.).


This moth reacts to being touched or disturbed by pulling in its legs and wings so that it resembles a piece of bark or wood.

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Gary Walton
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Gary Walton

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2019
Submitted on Jul 27, 2019

Spotted for Mission

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