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Bent-lined Carpet Moth Brown moth with an approximately 2cm wingspan. The antemedial and postmedial lines form dark brown bands. The postmedial line ends midway across the wing. All four wings have small, black discal spots. Bent-lined Carpet Moth,Costaconvexa centrostrigaria,Geotagged,Summer,United States,moth,moth week 2018 Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Bent-lined Carpet Moth

Brown moth with an approximately 2cm wingspan. The antemedial and postmedial lines form dark brown bands. The postmedial line ends midway across the wing. All four wings have small, black discal spots.

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  1. Can you elaborate a bit on AM and PM lines? Never heard of this terminology. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Sure, sorry! AM = antemedial and PM = postmedial. I updated the description and removed the abbreviations. Posted 9 months ago
      1. This link has a diagram of moth anatomy, which shows where these lines are: http://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/kunkel/Moths/sargent/lon_fig2_2.html Posted 9 months ago
        1. Thank you, that's a very useful diagram. Added it to our guide:
          https://www.jungledragon.com/species/guide
          Posted 9 months ago
          1. You're welcome! Posted 9 months ago

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''Costaconvexa centrostrigaria'', the traveller or bent-line carpet, is a moth in the family Geometridae. It is native to most of North America, except the Arctic. It is an introduced species in Great Britain, the Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira.

The wingspan is 17–23 mm. The wings are pale gray to reddish brown. The antemedial and postmedial lines form dark brown bands. There is a small black discal spot on all wings. The species is sexually dimorphic. Males have mostly grey.. more

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Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Mar 12, 2018. Captured Jul 29, 2016 09:24 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO125
  • 100mm