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Bidens Borer Moth - Epiblema otiosana Total length: ~8 mm. Dark gray/brown forewing with a large, white, U-shaped patch at the midpoint of the inner margin. Inner subterminal area is paler gray.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area. Bidens borer,Epiblema,Epiblema otiosana,Geotagged,Summer,United States,moth Click/tap to enlarge

Bidens Borer Moth - Epiblema otiosana

Total length: ~8 mm. Dark gray/brown forewing with a large, white, U-shaped patch at the midpoint of the inner margin. Inner subterminal area is paler gray.

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

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''Epiblema otiosana'', the bidens borer, gets its common name from the genus ''Bidens'' which includes the food plants for the larva. An adults wingspan ranges from 12 to 20 mm. They range in North America from Maine and Ontario in the north, south to Florida and west to Kansas and Texas.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 15, 2019. Captured Aug 14, 2019 20:33 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm