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Celery Looper (Anagrapha falcifera)

Posted on Jul 2, 2015

Here are a couple of shots of the relatively tame and relaxed Celery Looper (Anagrapha falcifera). While it actually blended in to this paint job relatively well, imagine it on a dead or decaying leaf, the rotting organic material curling up into similar patterns with a perfect color match. Sometimes I feel that I should be checking for moths more in their native habitats, right on their host plants instead of at convenient lights or by setting up ultraviolet sources…but that would take far longer and be much less productive with how well some of them can hide, and I do feel good about doing it the Roger Tory Peterson way!

Celery Looper (Anagrapha falcifera) SFP-0042

Celery Looper (Anagrapha falcifera) SFP-0043

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator