Females are flightless. Males: wings variable in coloration: whitish gray, tan brown, or greenish, with variable amount of brown and black shading.
The PM line is strongly outwardly dentate. There is a very deep bend near the inner margin, whearas in P. strigataria, the PM line is nearly straight near the inner margin. Compare these two species carefully.
Distribution pattern: Southeastern.
Reilly pers obs
These moths emerge in mid to late winter, one of the earliest moths of the year, sometimes as early as December.
Unknown. Perhaps a generalist.
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Covell CV. 1984. A field guide to the moths of Eastern North America. Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston. 496 pp.