Spanworm moth

The June bugs have hatched and the moths can’t be far behind. I spotted this one on the steep hill in the woods behind the house yesterday. I think he was drying his wings in the warmth of the afternoon.

It’s not a very pretty name. But he’s a handsome moth with a little smiley face on his back 🙂 The moth is found from Nova Scotia to Florida and is in the Geometridae family — the second largest family of moths in North America. The larvae are usually twiglike.


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