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Common Spring Moth - Heliomata cycladata WS: ~20 mm. FW has large, white patches in inner margin and subapical areas with brown borders. The HW is white with a brown border. Hosts: Black locust and honey locust<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a blacklight in a rural area.  Common Spring Moth,Geotagged,Heliomata cycladata,Spring,United States,moth Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Common Spring Moth - Heliomata cycladata

WS: ~20 mm. FW has large, white patches in inner margin and subapical areas with brown borders. The HW is white with a brown border. Hosts: Black locust and honey locust

Habitat: Attracted to a blacklight in a rural area.

    comments (4)

  1. Nice wing pattern
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks, it was definitely unique! Posted 5 months ago
  2. As Atal says, this wing pattern is just so pleasant! I love it! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks, I agree. And, the brown edges had a shimmer :) Posted 5 months ago

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''Heliomata cycladata'', the common spring moth, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Augustus Radcliffe Grote and Coleman Townsend Robinson in 1866. It is found in eastern North America, with records from southern Ontario, southern Quebec, Maine, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin to South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, northern Mississippi and Arkansas.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults are on wing from March to July.

The larvae feed on.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jun 14, 2019. Captured Jun 8, 2019 23:24 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm