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moth - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana

moth - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana
Donalds, Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
February 15, 2013
Filigreed Chimoptesis?

Moved from ID Request.

ID confirmed
Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana. If you cage a female adult and get eggs, the larva can be reared on leaf buds of white oak...which often has lichen growth on the bark.

great photo

Last month I bought a Canon 5D Mark II camera after using the 7D (and other 1.6x crop cameras) for years. The detail and quality out of this camera are phenomenal.

I thought the moth was a bit of lichen when I first saw it.

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