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Grape Leaffolder (Desmia funeralis) Moth

Posted on May 28, 2016

Last year I started looking more at the seemingly endless world of moths, a Roger Tory Peterson tradition and passion when he was a small boy in Jamestown. Day and night, cloudy or clear, cool or hot, forest to shore – there are moths everywhere, and their flight seasons are always changing throughout the spring, summer and fall. I intend to continue to do some mothing this year when I can find a little time here or there. On Friday evening I found several new (to me) and unique moths including this Grape Leaffolder (Desmia funeralis) moth.

Grape Leaffolder Moth Desmia funeralis Stratford yard May 27 2016-5105

I will keep doing my best to identify all that I can with the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America by David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie – the classic method!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator