False Hemlock Looper

cfox@mit.edu's picture
August 21, 2017
brownish moth

This moth, found at Pine Haven weeks ago, turns out to be a new-to-me species - False Hemlock Looper (Nepytia canosaria).

I had snapped a quick picture (in the bathroom, I think) with awkward lighting, chalking it up as another of the Grey Spruce Loopers, which were common there, until it came time later to sort photos, and I noticed it didn't match.

Wentworth NH, 2017/08/05.