False Crocus Geometer Moth – 8/16/13
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 8/16/13
Observation Time: 1:30 p.m.
Observation Location: 4 Gavins Pond Road
Common Name: False Crocus Geometer Moth
Scientific Name: Xanthotype urticaria
Comments: I was surprised to see this striking yellow moth in my backyard during the day, as most moths are nocturnal. Typically moths have longer, larger and more elaborate antennae than butterflies.
More Information: NatureSearch