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DOT LINE WHITE MOTHArtace cribraria©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
Other Photos you might like:
Maltese Ruby Tiger Moth
Baorisa Hieroglyphica
Oleander “camo” Hawkmoth

DOT LINE WHITE MOTH
Artace cribraria

©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

Other Photos you might like:

Maltese Ruby Tiger Moth

Baorisa Hieroglyphica

Oleander “camo” Hawkmoth

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