mothguide.com Iridopsis defectaria
Whitish gray wings, no trace of purple. One of the larger species of
Prominent warm brown
outside PM line and inside AM line. PM line
near inner margin. A very distinctive feature is that there are two small
in the PM line where it bulges at wing cells Cu
. Notice the
peninsula-shaped hollow spot
on hindwing coming off PM line.
Distribution pattern: southeastern.
Rindge (1966) suggests that individuals seen as far north as NJ are probably migrants or strays""
Reilly pers obs
Adults have been found in all months of the year (Rindge 1966). In VA, moths are found Jan-Oct.
Oak, Poplar, Sweet Cherry, Willow, etc (Rindge 1966)
Rindge FH. 1966. A revision of the moth genus Anacamptodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 132 (3): 177-243.