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Hitched Arches

Melanchra adjuncta


Adult: forewing ground color dark gray or black, providing good contrast against the following four areas of white: a small basal patch, small orbicular spot, large reniform spot, and broad wavy terminal line; reniform spot with wavy basal margin and curved black line in center; all-dark melanic specimens fairly common in Ontario [Jeff Crolla, per. com.] hindwing gray, darker at outer margin Larva: two forms - either light green or light brown; both forms have darker diagonal markings dorsally and ventrolaterally, and thin whitish dorsal line; head dark with 3 white dorsal lines; 8th abdominal segment humped, with dark lateral patch


wooded riparian areas, wood edges, clearings, brushy areas, waste places

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Centerville, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2014
Submitted on Sep 21, 2014

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