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Eudryas grata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Infraorder  Heteroneura
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Suborder  Glossata
Scientific name  Eudryas grata
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Order  Lepidoptera (Moths + butterflies)
Similar  Eudryas, Eudryas unio, Agaristinae, Alypia octomaculata, Psychomorpha epimenis

Eudryas grata


Eudryas grata is a moth known as the beautiful wood nymph. The caterpillars are known to feed on the Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia).

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Range

Many regions of North America

Adult

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Adult is visually comparable to bird droppings, presumably beneficial for camouflage. Fore-wings are largely white in colour, with accents of golden brown and copper brown (see image for typical patterning). Black head and antennae, with a black dorsal stripe continuing down to the upper abdomen. Abdomen and hind-wings are largely yellowish/cream in colour. When at rest, it's forelimbs typically sit prominently forward; these forelimbs appear thick and fluffy (though the tips are bare), making its appearance reminiscent of a sloth hanging from a tree.

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References

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