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Oak Sparganothis Moth

Posted on Jul 24, 2015

National Moth Week continues! This moth looks to be an Oak Sparganothis (Cenopis diluticostana). It is another little gem that would otherwise go unnoticed if it did not join me at the mothing lights. Putting a ruler next to some of these individuals would be helpful, but considering how jumpy some can be and how tough it can be to get set up to take a decent photo of these creatures I am going to have to wait on that. This was probably a little less than a centimeter in length. Amazingly there are some that are half the size! Even when they are right in front of you some of them can be difficult to spot in the dark.

Oak Sparganothis Moth Cenopis diluticostana-0234-2

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator