Saturday, June 6, 2015

Visiting Moths - 06 Jun 2015

Robin and I found a couple of neat moths on the front door of Brownton Abbey this afternoon. The first was a fairly large, bright yellow Automeris io or IO Moth!

The second was much harder to identify, but I managed to find an image of "green patched moths" that led me to ID'ing this fella as a Euclea nanina or Nanina Oak-Slug Moth (Hodges #4697.1)! Slug moths have caterpillars that sting! I'm unsure of its range, but all references point to this moth as being a southern moth???

1 comment:

Cathy Carroll said...

The saddleback caterpillar, while beautiful to see, has a powerful, even scary, sting. I speak from experience. I wonder if this moth comes from that. It's kind of a scary looking thing.

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