Herpetogramma Moth Herpetogramma theseusalis (Walker, 1859)    Synonyms: Hodges #5279, P3 #801200.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Crambidae   >   Genus Herpetogramma   


Compare the genus Hahncappsia.


"The caterpillar feeds on Woodwardia areolata and rolls up the tips of the fern leaves into a round cocoon. Often clumps of the Netted Chainfern will have dozens of these balls hanging from the stalks." (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

There are 52 records in the project database.

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A Herpetogramma Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/19/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Herpetogramma Moth in Somerset Co., Maryland (6/17/2004). Determined by John Glaser. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

A Herpetogramma Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/30/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Herpetogramma Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (8/14/2001). Verified by John Glaser. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Herpetogramma Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/11/2013). Verified by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

A Herpetogramma Moth cocoon and pupa on Netted Chainfern in Somerset Co., Maryland (6/15/2004). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

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