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Orange-patched Smoky Moth - Pyromorpha dimidiata

Orange-patched Smoky Moth - Pyromorpha dimidiata
Little River Regional Park, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
May 27, 2005
Size: wingspan 32 mm
Found sitting on some vegetation. Wing length measured in place and used to estimate wingspan with forewings spread. Compare to Lycomorpha in the Arctiidae. The band of black on the inside of the forewing in Pyromorpha is distinctive, highlighted in Covell, plate 57 #4. (1) Also, the phenology is different: Pyromorpha flies in late spring, Lycomorpha in late summer to fall.
Location near:
36.162950, -78.972224
Image updated 8/29/2020.