cool shaped moth
June 26, 2010
Hi. I found this guy near a light and thought the shape of his wings was really cool. Thanks to Kaufman’s guide (which I got on your recommendation) I think it might be Archips purpurana, an omnivorous leafroller. What do you think?
New Jersey

Omnivorous Leafroller

Hi Sara,
We are happy that our recommendation of the Kaufman’s Guide has been helpful for you.  It seems you nailed the ID on the Omnivorous Leafroller, Archips purpurana, but according to BugGuide, it is:  “
known as Omnivorous Leafroller but that name is more commonly applied to another species, Platynota stultana, and is therefore confusing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.