Bent Winged Owlet Moth

Scientific Name: Bleptina caradrinalis

Family: Erebidae

Native Range: North, Central and northern South America, Pennsylvania*

Size: Wingspan: 22–32 millimetres (0.87–1.26 in)*

Active: June to August*

Color and Appearance: Drab browns and gray.

August 14, 2020: Wikipedia notes that “larva feed on barberry, clover, and hickory.”* Since we have lots of clover in our lawn they seem to be a common moth when I am cutting the grass. I photographed this one when it jumped out of the way of the lawn mower.

*From Wikipedia (

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