Common Name: Rose hooktip
Scientific Name: Oreta rosea
Season: Two generations a year, with adults flying from late spring into June, and again in late summer into September. Caterpillars appear from July and into late fall.
Food: Birch and viburnum
Ecology: Adults of these small moths can vary in appearance, appearing as two separate species. The most commonly encountered form has a broad, yellow band across its wings and pink, hooked wingtips. The second form is entirely brown or brownish-purple. Both moths mimic dead leaves. Rose hooktips will overwinter as pupae.
Doug Tallamy Photo