Local Carpets and Pugs: Subfamily Larentiinae…

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This subfamily of geometrid or geometer moths is represented by no fewer than 14 genera and 16 different species in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  See if you can identify our common local examples of Carpet and Pug moths by matching the images in the collage above with those found on pages 180-189 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Moth Book

How many species can you find?

Want to see more?  Click on this link that will take you to the Moth Photographers Guide where you will find these as well as many, many more examples of Larentiinae: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=17.7&sort=h

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