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Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth (Harrisina americana) At a 365nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
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    comments (9)

  1. Gorgeous! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you! <3 Posted one year ago
  2. What a badass moth, so unusual. Posted one year ago
    1. Right?! I have seen this species once before, but I was still surprised to see it at my sheet this morning. Posted one year ago
      1. Didn't even see the timestamp. Ungodly hour. Posted one year ago
        1. I had already been up 2 hours when I took this photo. Been struggling with some pain/discomfort. I figured I'd turn on my lights instead of tossing and turning in bed. Posted one year ago
          1. Sorry to hear Lisa, hope the moths gave some relief. Posted one year ago
  3. Extraordinary Lisa, well found.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Paul! Posted one year ago

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The grapeleaf skeletonizer is a moth in the family Zygaenidae. It is widespread in the eastern half of the United States, and commonly noticed defoliating grapes, especially of the Virginia creeper . The western grapeleaf skeletonizer is very similar to and slightly larger than ''H. americana,'' but their distributions are different.

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

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Uploaded Jul 25, 2020. Captured Jul 25, 2020 06:19 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/29.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO2500
  • 100mm