0663 The March Dagger Diurnea fagella

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Wingspan 19-29 mm.

Phenology March to May

Description This is an early spring species, occurring from March to May.A melanic form occurs in some northern and industrial areas.small moth, with an average wingspan of about 25mm.

Life Cycle The females have much shorter, stunted wings than the males. The Larvae feed on various deciduous trees.

Habitat

 

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Paler Specimen

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