Large Lace-Border Moth, Scopula linboundata
Geometridae or Geometer Family

Wingspan about an inch across. Wings and body white to yellowish. Wings speckled with yellowish dots and with brownish wavy lines crossing them. Bordered with grayish patches and wavy lines that give it a lacy look. Four small black spots, one on each wing. Adults fly from late May to early September.

Caterpillar a long, thin, brown inchworm with brown bands. Camouglages itself by grabbing a twig with one set of prolegs, stiffening its body, and pretending to be a twiglet. Feeds on a variety of foods from dandelions to black cherry leaves.

A dainty moth of eastern North America, east of the Rockies.


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