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Rose Hooktip

Moths of Pennsylvania

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The Rose Hooktip (Oreta rosea)

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This is a Rose Hooktip, or Oreta rosea. This specimen was found at Adam's house on June 16.

The Rose Hooktip can vary a lot in color, from all yellow to a dull pinkish-brown. This one is the intermediate form.

Rose Hooktips can measure from 2.5 to 3.4 cm. Their caterpillars feed on birches and vibernums.