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Lesser Grapevine Looper Moth - Eulithis diversilineata This moth positions itself upside down and then flips its abdomen raised above its wings. It was about 30 mm long. It had pale orange forewings that were crossed by fine brown lines. The inner median are was tinted lilac/brownish. The midpoint of the postmedian line forms a long, outward pointing spike.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area. Eulithis diversilineata,Geotagged,Lesser grapevine looper,Summer,United States,moth,moth week 2019 Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Lesser Grapevine Looper Moth - Eulithis diversilineata

This moth positions itself upside down and then flips its abdomen raised above its wings. It was about 30 mm long. It had pale orange forewings that were crossed by fine brown lines. The inner median are was tinted lilac/brownish. The midpoint of the postmedian line forms a long, outward pointing spike.

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

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''Eulithis diversilineata'', the lesser grapevine looper, is a moth in the family Geometridae. The caterpillars are known to feed on Virginia creeper.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 20, 2019. Captured Jul 19, 2019 23:27 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm