Idaea tacturata (Wlk.)
Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Copyright (c) 2007 Pete Williams
June 21, 2007
Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 376. The wings are pearly white, almost translucent. The forewing has 4 variably conspicuous, brownish, dotted or zig-zag lines that continue onto the hindwing. The post-median line is usually the thickest. The sub-terminal line is usually overlaid with fine blackish dots. There are tiny black discal dots on all wings, and variable scattering of blackish scales. The caterpillar host plants are clover.