Thursday, May 6, 2010

Eight Spotted Forester Moth

This lovely creature joined me on the porch a few days ago and getting a picture was a real challenge as the flying dance it was executing just kept me pressing camera buttons until for a nano second she/he stopped. This is an eight spotted Forester moth and usually mistaken for a butterfly as they fly during the day instead of at night. They have two yellow spots on the fore wing and two white spots on the hind wing, the body looks like it is made of velvet and take a look at the orange leg wear. During the caterpillar stage it will feed on virginia creeper and I will be looking for them.

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