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Subject: Purple Plagodis taken at blacklight
Location: Frederick, MD
May 16, 2013 5:41 am
Hi Bugman,
Here’s a Purple Plagodis that showed up at my blacklight trap on May 9th. Love the site!
Signature: Ben M.

Purple Plagodis

Purple Plagodis

Hi Ben,
We had not heard of a Purple Plagodis,
Plagodis kuetzingi, prior to your submission and we are happy to post this new Geometer Moth to our site.  According to BugGuide it is found from:  “Nova Scotia to Virginia and Tennessee west to Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin” and adults fly from May to July.  BugGuide also notes:  “larval host is Fraxinus (ash trees).”  The species is also represented on the Moth PHotographers Group and North American Moths has an interesting dialog about range maps.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Frederick, Maryland

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