Friday, July 1, 2011

White moth identified...

A few weeks ago I saw this white moth resting in a planter with pansies. It was so white and neat, and the planter so tidy and non-natural, and I thought they sort of fitted well together. I wrote to (thanks for that one too, Jackie!) and in a few days they returned with the answer.

The White slant-line moth (Tetracis cachexiata) is maybe better known in its caterpillar form, where it tries really hard to look like a twig.
This picture I downloaded from google since I wanted to show what a completely different creature its larva is.

It feeds on many different kinds of trees, and can be found along the East Coast from Canada to Florida.

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