Large Lace-Border Moth (Scopula limboundata)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Large Lace-Border Moth.
Updated: 6/30/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The soft colors of the Large Lace-Border Moth are detailed with a delicate lace-patterned border on the wings.
Large Lace-Border Moths rest with their wings flat making it easy to admire the creamy hues of its wings. There is some variety with individuals. Some are mostly white with faint brown waves at the edges of the wings. Others have darker brown patterns on the edges, and a few have a large black splotch on the forewings. When put together, they look closely related, but are actually the same species. They all have tiny black dots along the middle parts of the forewings.
Adults are active from late spring to early autumn. Two broods (families) can be produced each year. Caterpillars are a type of inchworm. They eat leaves on apple and black cherry trees, blueberry bushes, clover and the native wildflower called meadow-beauty.