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Two-banded Petrophila - Petrophila bifascialis TL: ~10 mm. Hosts: Diatoms and algae<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area. Geotagged,Petrophila bifascialis,Summer,Two-banded petrophila moth,United States,moth,moth week 2019 Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Two-banded Petrophila - Petrophila bifascialis

TL: ~10 mm. Hosts: Diatoms and algae

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

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''Petrophila bifascialis'', the two-banded petrophila moth, is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Robinson in 1869. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas and north to Ontario.

The wingspan 11–24 mm. The forewings are whitish with a brownish-orange band across the median area, and three bands near the apex. The hindwings are white with an orange band bordered by a greyish band in the median area. Adults are.. more

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Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 25, 2019. Captured Jul 24, 2019 22:08 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm