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Diachrysia balluca

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Scientific name  Diachrysia balluca
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Allagrapha aerea, Abrostola urentis, Diachrysia, Autographa precationis, Megalographa biloba

Green patched looper moth noctuidae diachrysia balluca lateral view

The Green-patched Looper (Diachrysia balluca) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in north-eastern North America from Nova Scotia west to Manitoba and south to western North Carolina. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the southern limit of this species. The only other records in the south are from the type locality of Georgia and a record from Liberty County in north-western Florida. These possibly represent strays.

The wingspan is about 45 mm. Adults are on wing from June to September.

The larvae mostly feed on woody plants, including Humulus lupulus, Populus tremuloides, Laportea canadensis and Rubus.


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