Butterflies and Moths of North America

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White-ribboned Carpet Moth
Mesoleuca ruficillata (Guenee, 1857)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Wide, pure white median band contrasts with solid black areas near base and along costa of forewing. Note black discal dots on all wings. Basal area solid blackish; black patch on costa from pm. to st. lines. Hindwing white with gray median line and terminal border.
Wing Span: 2.5-2.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Birches and blackberry.
Adult Food:
Range: Labrador to mountains of North Carolina and Kentucky, west through Canada, south to Wisconsin.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL