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Old June 27th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Question about flightless moth for bendyfoot (or anyone else who likes mysteries)

I came across my first flightless female moth today--she's set up her nursery on the inside of the latch to the west gate. If it helps, she's directly under red pines, but there are also a lot of oaks. The understory is primarily hazelnut, dogwood and elderberry.

Any idea what type of moth she might be?

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Because we're currently trying to keep gypsy moths under control, hubby was wondering if she was a gypsy moth--I don't think so because she has no wings and as far as I know, fem gypsy moths have lovely white wings despite being flightless.
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