Alfalfa Looper Moth  (four photos)
Autographa californica
1 inch

alfalfa looper moth
We found many of these moths flying through dandelions
at the Cedar Fort cemetery, Utah County,
Utah.  Carol Davis 4-29-2019

alfalfa looper moth
I find these moths frequently hanging out by my porch light. This one was
exceptionally perfect, just like it had been recently molded by the hands of
 Mother Nature.  The photo doesn't do it justice because I couldn't get a great shot
leaning out over the banister and photographing with one hand. Carol Davis 10-12-2013

I love the three humps on the back of this moth and the littlest one is
 pristeen (almost looks like a feather).   This seems like a hazardous place to
hang out (over the space between bricks) since you would think one of my many
 spiders could sneak up on it and ends its Autumn flights.  As you can guess, the larvae
feed on alfalfa and other plants and the adults eat nectar.  Carol Davis, 10-12-2013

Rather blurry, but colorful, overhead shot of a looper moth on Antelope Island. 
I see this out flying around in the daytime quite often. Carol Davis, 10-8-2008

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