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First moth of the season: Lithophane fagina Lithophane fagina (Hoary Pinion). First moth of the season. Temperatures reached 60 degrees F yesterday and only dropped to the upper 30s last night. This moth was at my porch light and remained until day. Geotagged,Hoary Pinion,Lithophane fagina,Spring,United States,early spring moth,gray moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

First moth of the season: Lithophane fagina

Lithophane fagina (Hoary Pinion). First moth of the season. Temperatures reached 60 degrees F yesterday and only dropped to the upper 30s last night. This moth was at my porch light and remained until day.

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  1. Congrats! A nice start to the season. Posted 2 months ago
    1. And a new addition to the checklist here and at JD. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Exactly! I'm thinking that even with a few people doing regularly mothing, moths will become the biggest category here at JD, ultimately. Posted 2 months ago
        1. I'm at about 450 species in my part of the world although some of the photos are not good quality. Hope to fix that situation in this and in coming years. Posted 2 months ago
          1. That's a VERY impressive number! Feel free to also upload "mediocre" photos, they are still valuable. Posted 2 months ago
            1. Wow, 450 is super impressive! I would love to get even half of that! Posted 2 months ago
              1. I attribute it to an almost fanatical devotion. Not really (or maybe a little), I just want to know what is here. The county where I live has been seriously neglected when it comes to documenting its biodiversity. Posted 2 months ago
                1. I love that! You are doing an awesome job of it and are inspiring me as well! Posted 2 months ago

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''Lithophane fagina'', the hoary pinion, is a species of cutworm or dart moth in the family Noctuidae. It is found in North America. The MONA or Hodges number for ''Lithophane fagina'' is 9917.

Adult: forewing uniformly light to medium gray with faint black streaks; hoary white strip along basal two-thirds of costa is diagnostic; hindwing dirty yellowish-white with gray veins and pale fringe.
Larva: body densely speckled pale green

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Mar 28, 2019. Captured Mar 28, 2019 09:44 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 4.2mm