Netted Carpet Moth (Eustroma reticulatum)
The netted carpet moth is a member of the family of Geometer moths. It was first described by the duo of Austrian lepidopterists Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775.
Description and Identification
The larva is a yellowish-green color.
Pupation takes place on moist ground in an earthen cocoon close to the host plant.
Sexual Dimorphism: Present but not prominent.
Color and Appearance
When the wings are opened, they are covered with a mix of brown and white patterns. When the wings are closed, the patterns are the same.
Average wingspan: 2-2.5 cm
Flight pattern: Consistent
Eggs are laid on the food plant.
|Distribution||The Amur region,China, Europe, Japan,Khabarovsk,the Korean Peninsula,Kurils, Mongolia,northern Primorsk, Sakhalin,andwestern and central Siberia|
|Lifespan of Adults||Not recorded|
|Host Plants||Touch-me-not balsam|
|Adult Diet||Does not feed|
Did You Know
- There are four sub-species of these moths – Eustroma reticulatum reticulatum, Eustroma reticulatum chosensicola, Eustroma reticulatum dictyotum, and Eustroma reticulatum obsoletum.