Eudryas grata

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Eudryas grata
Eudryas grata – Beautiful Wood-nymph Moth.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Eudryas
E. grata
Binomial name
Eudryas grata
Fabricius, 1793

Eudryas grata is a moth known as the beautiful wood nymph. They are known for their mimicry of bird droppings. Found in abundance, predominantly across the entire eastern United States. Hosts for the caterpillar include Ampelopsis, buttonbush, grapes, hops, and Virginia creeper.[1]



  1. ^ "Beautiful Wood-nymph Eudryas grata Fabricius | Butterflies and Moths of North America".

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