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Skiff Moth - Prolimacodes badia TL: ~15 mm. Milky coffee-colored FW with rounded, white-edged brown median patch that continues along costa to base of wing. Hosts: Trees and woody plants<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area Geotagged,Prolimacodes,Prolimacodes badia,Summer,United States,moth,skiff moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Skiff Moth - Prolimacodes badia

TL: ~15 mm. Milky coffee-colored FW with rounded, white-edged brown median patch that continues along costa to base of wing. Hosts: Trees and woody plants

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area

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''Prolimacodes badia'', the skiff moth, is a moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found in North America from New Hampshire to Florida, west to southern Ontario, Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi.

The wingspan is 24–35 mm. Adults are on wing from May to September.

The larvae feed on the leaves of a wide variety of trees and shrubs, including birch, blueberry, cherry, chestnut, ''Ostrya virginiana'', oak, poplar, ''Myrica gale'' and willow.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 12, 2019. Captured Jul 11, 2019 20:46 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm