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Herbivorous Pleuroptya Moth (Patania silicalis) Larva?  on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) Leafroller moth larva on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica). At an overgrown dirt roadside at the edge of a dense mixed forest.<br />
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I am thinking of attempting the rearing process with these. This appears to be an early instar.<br />
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Right now, I&#039;m thinking this is the most likely ID: <br />
<a href="https://bugguide.net/node/view/1711248" rel="nofollow">https://bugguide.net/node/view/1711248</a><br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84343/herbivorous_pleuroptya_moth_patania_silicalis_larva_on_false_nettle_boehmeria_cylindrica.html" title="Herbivorous Pleuroptya Moth (Patania silicalis) Larva?  on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3231/84343_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1574899210&Signature=daaY1BLIHXsynBPhrGOCaRk8oOs%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Herbivorous Pleuroptya Moth (Patania silicalis) Larva?  on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) Leafroller moth larva on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica). At an overgrown dirt roadside at the edge of a dense mixed forest.<br />
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I am thinking of attempting the rearing process with these. This appears to be an early instar.<br />
<br />
Right now, I&#039;m thinking this is the most likely<br />
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1711248 <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84344/leafroller_moth_larva_on_false_nettle_boehmeria_cylindrica.html Geotagged,Patania silicalis,Summer,United States" /></a></figure> Geotagged,Patania silicalis,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Herbivorous Pleuroptya Moth (Patania silicalis) Larva? on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)

Leafroller moth larva on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica). At an overgrown dirt roadside at the edge of a dense mixed forest.

I am thinking of attempting the rearing process with these. This appears to be an early instar.

Right now, I'm thinking this is the most likely ID:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1711248

Herbivorous Pleuroptya Moth (Patania silicalis) Larva?  on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) Leafroller moth larva on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica). At an overgrown dirt roadside at the edge of a dense mixed forest.<br />
<br />
I am thinking of attempting the rearing process with these. This appears to be an early instar.<br />
<br />
Right now, I'm thinking this is the most likely<br />
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1711248 <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84344/leafroller_moth_larva_on_false_nettle_boehmeria_cylindrica.html Geotagged,Patania silicalis,Summer,United States

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''Patania silicalis'', the herbivorous pleuroptya moth, is a moth in the subfamily Spilomelinae of the family Crambidae. It was described by Achille Guenée in 1854. It is found in Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and North America, where it has been recorded from Missouri, Michigan, Ohio and New York, south to Florida.

The wingspan is 24–26 millimetres . The forewings range from yellowish.. more

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

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2019. Captured Sep 12, 2019 09:41 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/20.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm