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Moth
September 8, 2009
Just would like to know what kind of moth this is. Live in south Alabama. Took the picture in late August.
Linda
South Alabama

Tulip Tree Beauty

Tulip Tree Beauty

Hi Linda,
Despite the lack of clarity in your image, we are nearly certain your moth is a large Geometer known as a Tulip Tree Beauty, Epimecis hortaria.  We quickly identified it on BugGuide.  BugGuide indicates:  “Large geometer. Scalloped outer margin on hindwing. Variable pattern. Typical pattern is whitish background with black zigzag lines. Two other forms: “dendraria” has broad median and subterminal lines, and melanic “carbonaria” is blackish with white edging on parts of lines.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Alabama

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