strange moth bends over backwards
Location: SE Pennsylvania
November 2, 2010 11:12 am
I found this moth on the ice chest at work in southeast Pennsylvania in early August. What is it called, and what is with the strange pose? My back hurts just looking at it. Thank you.
This is either a Greater Grapevine Looper, Eulithis gracilineata, or Eulithis diversilineata, or a closely related species in the genus. You can read about the Greater Grapevine Looper on BugGuide. Eulithis diversilineata is also pictured on BugGuide. We are going to take tremendous creative license and call this an Acrobat Moth so that we can easily locate it in our archives when needed.