Species: Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)

Family: Geometer moths (GEOMETRIDAE)

Category: Butterflies & Moths

Location: Widespread

A. Butterflies & Moths

B. Geometer moths (GEOMETRIDAE)

Geometer moths (named for the way in which their larvae move in a weaving fashion as if measuring the earth) form a large family. Their wings are usually held flat. Although these moths appear very much like butterflies, they are indeed moths and are usually nocturnal.

C. Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)

The Double-striped Pug has distinctive markings although its colour can vary. Its wingspan is between one and a half and two centimetres. This is a common resident moth.


Double-striped Pug

The Double-striped Pug may resemble a butterfly but is a nocturnal moth.