New York Natural Heritage Program
Pale Green Pinion Moth
Lithophane viridipallens Grote, 1877
Insects

Identifying Characteristics [-]
This a very distinctive species. The narrow forewings are light greenish gray with dark green, double, wavy lines. The orbicular spot has fine black outlines. The reniform spot is also outlined with a black line. It is broad and slightly angular. The hind wing is grayish brown.
Pale Green Pinion Moth Images
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The Best Time to See
The adult moths are active in the fall.
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Present Reproducing Larvae present and active Pupae or prepupae present
The time of year you would expect to find Pale Green Pinion Moth present (red shading), reproducing (blue shading), larvae present and active (green shading) and pupae or prepupae present (orange shading) in New York.