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Grateful Midget - Elaphria grata TL: ~12 mm. Reddish brown FW peppered with white scales along the black veins. Slightly curved AM and PM lines. Orbicular spot is a small black dot. Hourglass-shaped reniform spot.  Hosts: Violet, clover, and oak. Status: Common<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to an LED light (395 nm) in a semi-rural area<br />
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2020(43) Elaphria,Elaphria grata,Geotagged,Spring,United States,grateful midget,moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Grateful Midget - Elaphria grata

TL: ~12 mm. Reddish brown FW peppered with white scales along the black veins. Slightly curved AM and PM lines. Orbicular spot is a small black dot. Hourglass-shaped reniform spot. Hosts: Violet, clover, and oak. Status: Common

Habitat: Attracted to an LED light (395 nm) in a semi-rural area

2020(43)

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''Elaphria grata'', the grateful midget moth, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The wingspan is 20–26 mm. The forewings are reddish-brown with whitish lines. There are dark grey dots in the reniform and orbicular spots. Adults are on wing from April to October in multiple generations per year.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 28, 2020. Captured May 26, 2020 12:15 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm