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Slowpoke Moth - Athetis tarda TL: ~15 mm. Brown FW with blackish AM and PM lines that are slightly scalloped. Orbicular spot is a tiny black dot. Reniform spot is outlined in yellow. ST line is edged in yellow.  Host: Oak. Status: Common.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm light in a semi-rural area.<br />
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Slowpoke Moth - Athetis tarda

TL: ~15 mm. Brown FW with blackish AM and PM lines that are slightly scalloped. Orbicular spot is a tiny black dot. Reniform spot is outlined in yellow. ST line is edged in yellow. Host: Oak. Status: Common.

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

2020(26)

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  1. So shiny! And what a cute common name! Posted one month ago
    1. I think they are thus named because the caterpillars are slow movers...they play dead. Posted one month ago

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''Athetis tarda'', the slowpoke moth, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from New Hampshire to Florida and from Missouri to Texas. The habitat consists of oak woodlands.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 27, 2020. Captured May 26, 2020 11:35 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm