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Photo#12215
Lomographa vestaliata

Lomographa vestaliata
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
June 14, 2004
My GUESS is a White Spring Moth.

Moved
Moved from Moths.

Laying eggs?
Is she depositing eggs on this plant? Is it a grass?

 
not grass
It's some sort of little ferny looking plant. It does look like it's laying eggs.

 
unfrass
or is it defrass? We'd be tempted to put this in its proper place in the guide just for the added visual of egg-laying.

 
Egg laying
If you would like to keep it for the egg laying, do you think I should rotate it back to correct postition....90 degrees left? Also, I'm not sure what kind of moth it is.

 
ID request
We'll move it back to ID Request and see if we get any nibbles now that it has a string of comments!

 
Lomographa vestaliata
I do believe this is a Lomographa vestaliata, and is safe to move to species page. It matches exceptionally well with other images. Very nice shot of her laying eggs. I observed a L. vestaliata here laying eggs last year in the same way. Can't remember what plant it was, just that it was close to the ground.

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