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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.

Netted Carpet Moth

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Scientific Classification


  • Family: Geometridae
  • Genus: Eustroma
  • Scientific Name: Eustroma reticulatum

Description and Identification

Caterpillar

The larva is a yellowish-green color.

Netted Carpet Moth Caterpillar

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Pupa

Pupation takes place on moist ground in an earthen cocoon close to the host plant.

Netted Carpet Moth Pupa

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Adult Moth

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

Season: July-August

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Egg

Eggs are laid on the food plant.

Quick Facts

DistributionThe Amur region,China, Europe, Japan,Khabarovsk,the Korean Peninsula,Kurils, Mongolia,northern Primorsk, Sakhalin,andwestern and central Siberia
HabitatWet woodlands
Lifespan of AdultsNot recorded
Host PlantsTouch-me-not balsam
Adult DietDoes 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.
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