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Confused Woodgrain - Morrisonia confusa Gray-tan forewing with a bark-like pattern of streaks between white-speckled veins. The basal area is marked with two black dashes. Postmedial line is jagged and edged with white near inner margin.<br />
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Spotted under the bark on a snag in a coniferous forest. Geotagged,Morrisonia,Morrisonia confusa,Spring,United States,confused woodgrain,moth,moth week 2018 Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Confused Woodgrain - Morrisonia confusa

Gray-tan forewing with a bark-like pattern of streaks between white-speckled veins. The basal area is marked with two black dashes. Postmedial line is jagged and edged with white near inner margin.

Spotted under the bark on a snag in a coniferous forest.

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  1. Love the unusual texture on this one! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks! There was so much going on with the wood from rot and insect damage that I really liked how it added to the shot. Posted 2 months ago

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''Morrisonia confusa'' is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Eastern North America down to Florida, in the north it can be found up to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.

The wingspan is about 35 mm. The moth flies from April to June depending on the location. The larvae feed on various deciduous trees, including basswood, birch, ironwood, oak, poplar, sweet gale, and wild black cherry.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 10, 2018. Captured May 20, 2018 12:54 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm