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Common Looper - Autographa precationis Total length: ~20 mm. Brown forewing with bronze and lilac sheen. Stigma is variable and is typically fused. Thin, reddish collar.<br />
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Common Looper - Autographa precationis

Total length: ~20 mm. Brown forewing with bronze and lilac sheen. Stigma is variable and is typically fused. Thin, reddish collar.

Attracted to a light in a rural area.

    comments (4)

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks, I thought so too! It's still on my glass door. I might try to get a ventral shot :) Posted 2 months ago
      1. Heh, this reminded me so much of the Gamma Owl you may remember, only now am I making the connection that supposedly the whole genus has such explicit markings:
        https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/lepidoptera/noctuidae/autographa
        Posted 2 months ago
        1. Yes, I do remember and had been thinking the same thing when I posted this. Posted 2 months ago

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The Common Looper Moth is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in eastern and central North America.

The wingspan is 30–38 mm. Adults are on wing from April to October depending on the location. There are three or more generations per year.

The larvae feed on various forbs, including ''Apiaceae'', ''Asteraceae'', ''Brassicaceae'', ''Chenopodiaceae'', ''Convolvulaceae'', ''Fabaceae'', ''Malvaceae'', ''Plantaginaceae'' and ''Verbenaceae'' species.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 9, 2018. Captured Aug 9, 2018 05:48 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm