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Lesser or Greater Grapevine Looper Moth

Eulithis diversilineata or Eulithis gracilineata

Description:

Family: Geometridae, Subfamily: Larentiinae (Carpet and Pug Moths). WIngspan 28-33 mm. Pale orange Fw is crossed by fine brown lines. Inner median area if often tinted lilac. Midpoint of PM line forms a long outward-pointing spike. (Greater often has brown shading on wings.) Often too similar to distinguish between the two.

Habitat:

Wherever host plant is found... Grape and Virginia creeper. Woodlands/meadow edge. Came to light.

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Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

penna, USA

Spotted on Jul 23, 2014
Submitted on Oct 21, 2014

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