What moth is this?
Location: Brownsville, Kentucky
October 20, 2010 11:56 am
I took this picture on 10/17/10 in Kentucky and was wondering what type of moth this is. I found them on this leaf and both of them had their wings closed until I picked it up to get a picture in the sun and the one opened it’s wings. Also, is image #2 a chrysalis for this moth?
We were amazed at the speed with which we identified your Dot Lined White Moths, Artace cribraria. We observed a similarity to the genus Tolype, so we searched the Tent Caterpillars and Lappet Moths on BugGuide, and quickly found a match in the Dot Lined White. According to BugGuide: “adults fly from June to October (1), or as early as March in the south Food Larvae feed on leaves of oak (Quercus), cherry (Prunus), and rose (Rosa).” It is highly likely that the cocoon is also that of a Dot Lined White.