Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth – 7/5/21

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/5/21

Observation Time: 2:10 p.m.

Observation Location: Maskwonicut St. bridge over Beaver Brook

Common Name: Grapeleaf skeletonizer moth

Scientific Name: Harrisina americana

Comments: Grapevine skeletonizer moth larvae feed on grape leaves (hence the name) and Virginia creeper leaves. Adults live only a few days. Note the feathery antennae, which are characteristic of moths.

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