Faint-Spotted Angle Moth (Digrammia ocellinata)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Faint-Spotted Angle Moth.
Updated: 3/14/2018; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The pretty, unassuming Faint-Spotted Angle Moth can be seen around Locust trees all across the eastern parts of the continent.
The gentle line of neutral colors on the lower part of the wings of the the Faint-Spotted Angle Moth can help identify this small, yet ubiquitous insect. Dark spots speckle the line and the mixture of brown colors and pattern likely aid in camouflaging the moth among its host plant. Adults are active from April through October.
Caterpillars are also known as Locust Loopers. They have green bodies marked with thin, wavy red lines on them. They are a type of inchworm, moving forward about an inch at a time by bring their rear up to their head. This creates a 'loop' with their body before the front half of the caterpillar stretches forward again. They feed on the leaves of black locust and honey locust trees. This species can produce two broods per year. They do not seem to create any serious threat to trees.