Wild Florida Photo - Iridopsis defectaria

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Iridopsis defectaria

BROWN-SHADED GRAY MOTH

Synonym: Anacamptodes defectaria

Florida native

 

A common moth of the southeastern United States that can be found throughout Florida. The range extends west into central Texas and Oklahoma, some locations in Kansas and Missouri, plus the Ohio River area, straying as far north as New Jersey.
Having a wingspan of from 24-36 mm (~1 to 1-1/2 in.), adults can be seen any time of the year in the southern part of the range, mostly from February through November in the more northerly areas. Wings are whitish, with variable gray mottling, distinct black lines and areas of orangish-brown shading.
Larval hosts include oaks, poplars sweet cherry and willows.

 
Iridopsis defectaria is a member of the Geometridae - Geometrid Moths family.
 

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BugGuide.net page for this species

Date record last modified:
Dec 15, 2010









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