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.


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3 comments:

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 them...next summer..