DOT LINE WHITE MOTH
©Modo Frodo’s Cabinet of Curiosities Mathew Taft
This looks like a galloping horse.
CRIBRARIA: from the Latin “cribrum” (a sieve); probably refers to the dots on the forewing, resembling holes in a sieve. It is one of two species in this genus in North America. It is common in south; uncommon to rare northward
- Wingspan 25-62 mm ; male much smaller than female
- Adult: forewing white with lines of black dots (apparently resembling holes in a sieve to the describer; body “furry”, white; hindwing white
- Larva: excellent twig mimic - body mottled gray and whitish with black markings and fringe of sublateral hairs; displays pair of dark bars between thoracic segments when crawling or disturbed
- Range - Long Island, New York to Florida, west to southeastern Texas, north to Kentucky
- Habitat - Deciduous woodlands; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light.
- Season - adults fly from June to October, or as early as March in the south
- Food - Larvae feed on leaves of oak (Quercus), cherry (Prunus), and rose (Rosa).
Fact Source: http://bugguide.net/node/view/4295
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