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Any moths in USA that has wingless females?

Wildlife Expert - Ken Burton

Yes. Some female lymantriids (tussock moths) and geometrids (inchworm, looper, and spanworm moths) are wingless. In these species, the females, upon eclosure, pump pheromones into the air to attract males. After mating, they lay their eggs right where they are and then die. The ultimate stay-at-home moms, I guess.

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