The White-ribboned Carpet Moth is typically 0.9 inches to 1.1 inches (23mm to 28mm) in size. The following descriptors identify this insect: black, white, gray, blue, brown, scalloped, blue-black, flying, line, patches, dot.
This Moth can be found in the following North American states / territories:
Alaska; California; Connecticut; Delaware; Idaho;Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Montana; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Dakota; Ohio; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Dakota; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the White-ribboned Carpet Moth. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the White-ribboned Carpet Moth may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.