Small Mocis
Mocis latipes (Gn.)
Hodges 8743

Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Copyright (c) 2007 Pete Williams
November 3, 2007

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 170. The forewing is yellowish-brown, variably shaded with darker brown. The females are usually more yellowish to reddish than males. The ante-median and post-median lines are nearly straight. Look for large, round sub-reniform spots with a blackish outline, just below the reniform spot. Some individuals will have a large black spot on the inner margin (size varies). The hindwing is yellowish brown with dark brown shading and two faint lines. The caterpillar host plants will include crabgrass and other grasses.

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