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Green Cloverworm Moth

Hypena scabra

Description:

Small brown/black moth with brown, light brown/buff markings.

Habitat:

This moth was found resting on a window in our backyard. Range includes North America from Canada to Texas. Larvae feeds on plants such as alfalfa, soybeans, clover, and weeds.

Notes:

Fun Facts: 1. This moth is often confused for a looper moth. 2. Larvae can be a pest to soybean crops. 3. The larvae vigorously wriggle when disturbed. Ref: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/fieldc...

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Hondo, Texas, United States

Spotted on Dec 19, 2020
Submitted on Dec 28, 2020

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