Dark-spotted Looper

8896 - Diachrysia aereoides - Dark-spotted Looper

Dark-spotted Looper
Diachrysia aereoides
Hodges #8896
Woodland clearings and edges.
Late spring to mid-summer.

2 responses to “Dark-spotted Looper

  1. Another dead leaf! Is this to protect them from predators?

    • That would be my guess, KaHolly. Since birds mostly hunt by sight (having a very poor sense of smell, with the exception of a few such as vultures), if a moth blended in to its background by resembling bark or dead leaves it probably has a pretty good chance of being overlooked.

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