Peppered Haimbachia Moth - Haimbachia placidellus
Sorry for the bad photo, but this moth was awesome! Sadly, it was out of reach. Hopefully it will return to my light.
TL: ~15 mm. White FW that was peppered with dusky scales. Median line with a black dot at midpoint. Curved, double ST line. Hosts: unknown
Habitat: Attracted to a 395 LED light in a semi-rural area
''Haimbachia placidellus'', the peppered haimbachia moth, is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Frank Haimbach in 1907. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from New York and Massachusetts to South Carolina, west to Tennessee.
The wingspan is about 17-18 mm. The forewings are pale tan to whitish with dark speckling. The hindwings are pale yellowish with a darker terminal line. Adults are on wing from May to July.
The larvae probably feed.. more