The Hebrew

hi! my boyfriend took a picture of this moth that he found in his house in independence country, arkansas. any idea what it is??

Hi Erika,
This moth is known as The Hebrew, Polygrammate hebraeicum. It is found in moist woods. The caterpillar eats sourgum leaves and adults fly in July and August. It was named by Hubner who thought the curving black lines and dots reminded him of a Hebrew letter.

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