Rose hooktip

Rose hooktip moth

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.

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