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Small mocis moth
Mocis latipes adult.jpg
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Remigia latipes Guenée, 1852
  • Ophiusa delinquens Walker, 1858
  • Remigia exscindens Walker, 1858
  • Remigia subtilis Walker, 1858
  • Remigia collata Walker, 1865
  • Remigia indentata Harvey, 1875

Mocis latipes, the small mocis moth or striped grass looper, is a species of moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from North America (from southern Ontario and Quebec to Florida, west to Arizona, north to Minnesota and south through Central to South America.

Mocis latipes larva
Larva

The wingspan is 33–43 millimetres (1.3–1.7 in). The forewings are yellowish brown variably shaded with darker brown. Females are more yellowish to reddish than the males. The hindwings are yellowish brown with dark brown shading and two faint lines. Adults are on wing from June to October.

The larvae feed on various grasses, including rice and corn. They have also been recorded feeding on beans and turnip.

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