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Artace...? - Artace cribrarius

Artace...? - Artace cribrarius
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
June 3, 2009
Size: approx 1 inch
Taken last June, never got around to identifying until today. I was hoping to learn which species this was, but I was never able to get a pic of the top view of the wings, at my last check in with him before bed I found he'd already flown off into the night. Is it at all possible to make an ID using only this view?

Moved from Moths.

Moved from ID Request. With any luck, a moth person will stumble on this eventually...

It has the characteristics of an Arctiid moth if this helps....The closest I can think off the top of my head is the Salt Marsh Tiger.

EDIT: I believe there are some similar looking moths in the genus Hyphantria.

Arctiid cocoons...
are loose, made primarily of the caterpillar's hairs... and I just Googled those two options to verify that they're not exceptions.

But... I don't know why I didn't try this before, but here is what I got when I searched for "Artace cocoon". Good guess Morgan! And there's only one species in the eastern US.

thank you
Oh wow. You have no idea how happy I am to finally have this solved. I never thought to do a search on the cocoons, so kudos to you and your brilliance. Thank you.

I sure hope so...
It looks like the answer to this riddle that I've been trying to solve for over two years:

I kind of like calling it the
I kind of like calling it the Okefenokee Swamp Thing rather than figure out what it actually is ;) Many of the pictures from the Artace genus posted in the guide were taken aroundabout Georgia, just like your swamp thing, so you never know. Could be this moth or a close relative. This coccoon was built on a blade of grass in my backyard. Found it just as my stepmom was about the mow the lawn, couldn't help but move it to a safer place. Just about gave up on it until the wee critter came crawling out one evening.

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