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A medium-size (2.5-4.0 cm. wingspan) white moth with the forewing etched with fine black zig-zag lines. The orbicular is large and ringed with black, and the reniform is a small black-ringed oval. There is some faint, dark olive or grey shading across the forewing, mainly in the antemedian and subterminal areas. The hindwing is white with some dark scaling on the veins and along the outer margin. The antennae is bipectinate on basal 2/3 and simple for the remainder. They are similar to the closely related Kitten Moths (Furcula sp.), except the Furcula sp. have a broad dark median band on the forewing. The exception, the Grey Kitten, lacks the fine black cross lines of the Black-etched Prominent. Canadian specimens are darker than those from further south, and have been named subspecies multiscripta.


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