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Hodges #5160 - Grape Leafroller Moth - Desmia maculalis

Hodges #5160 - Grape Leafroller Moth - Desmia maculalis
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
May 17, 2017
Size: Wingspan ≈22mm
Moth raised from a caterpillar collected on April 19 in a partially rolled up leaf of Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis I tried to establish in a vain attempt to attract hawk moths. A week or so later the caterpillar moved to another leaf where it constructed a leaf fold to pupate in. The moth eclosed on May 17. I regret that health issue kept me from taking photos. Regarding the choice of host plant see my comment here.

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