Sunday, January 22, 2012

Filigreed Chimoptesis (Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana - 3273)

Filigreed Chimoptesis
(Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana - 3273)

Identification: Adult: forewing dark gray to blackish with white tri-lobed strip along inner margin, sometimes tinted with green; black V-shaped mark at anal angle; several small white spots along costa; hindwing gray with dark double terminal line and wide fringe.

Range: Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas and at least Indiana.

Season: Adults fly in March and April in the northeast; perhaps earlier and later in the southeast.




KaHolly said...

I'll bet he doesn't get eaten by many predators!

Gary said...

Great series from this one to the titmouse and the moth. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rambling Woods said...

You really have posted some great photos of these guys Marvin..I need to look for summer..