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Forage Looper Moth - Caenurgina erechtea Total length: 20 mm. Gray forewing has antemedial and incomplete postmedial bands that do not meet at inner margin. <br />
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Attracted to a light in a rural area. Caenurgina erechtea,Forage Looper,Geotagged,Spring,United States,moth Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Forage Looper Moth - Caenurgina erechtea

Total length: 20 mm. Gray forewing has antemedial and incomplete postmedial bands that do not meet at inner margin.

Attracted to a light in a rural area.

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The Forage Looper or Common Grass Moth is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found from coast to coast in the United States and adjacent parts of Canada. It is not found in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

The wingspan is 30–42 mm. Adults are on wing from March to November depending on the location. The larvae feed on ''Ambrosia trifida'' and various species of clover, grass, and alfalfa.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Apr 15, 2019. Captured Apr 12, 2019 23:15 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm