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Sumac Leaftier Moth (Episimus argutana) Leaf roller moth larva on Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) at the edge of a dense mixed forest.<br />
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Leaf roller moth larva on Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
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Sumac Leaftier Moth (Episimus argutana)

Leaf roller moth larva on Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) at the edge of a dense mixed forest.

Sumac Leaftier Moth (Episimus argutana) A photo of the actual leaf shelter made by this lovely leaf roller!<br />
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Leaf roller moth larva on Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84245/sumac_leaftier_moth_episimus_argutana.html Episimus argutana,Geotagged,Sumac Leaftier Moth,Summer,United States

    comments (5)

  1. Cool! Much respect for managing both the species and the host plant! Posted 8 days ago
    1. I actually have been looking for this leaf-roller moth on the Rhus species on our land for the past 2 days. I read about it in the awesome book Christine gifted me (as a housewarming present), Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: a Guide to North American Species by Charley Eiseman. I was SOOO excited to find it so quickly.

      @Christine: Yep, I read a snippet from Charley's book every night before bed! Sometimes gives me something to look forward to the next day on my morning hikes.
      Posted 8 days ago, modified 8 days ago
      1. That's really cool. Both you and Christine have inspired me to look at wildlife I have ignorantly been passing by for years. Examples are lichen, galls, etc. You changed me for the better.

        And not just that. These year over year detailed records are slowly but surely turning into detailed surveys, having tremendous value.

        All these little drips add up!
        Posted 8 days ago
        1. I need to add some of these recent ones to BugGuide as well. A lot of these leafrollers, leafminers, and gallmakers seem really underdocumented as a whole. I agree that it is nice to start building up our records! Posted 8 days ago
  2. Very cool find! I'm so glad that you're getting use out of the book <3. I love it too and peruse it frequently. Posted 8 days ago

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A species of moth in the Tortricidae family.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 11, 2019. Captured Sep 11, 2019 09:31 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/16.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO125
  • 100mm