Dead-Wood Borer Moth
Identification: Forewings very pale with large black-bordered reniform spot.
Range: Eastern North America.
Habitat: Deciduous forests.
Life Cycle: Larvae feed inside decaying logs of deciduous trees, particularly oak and hickory. They may actually be feeding on the fungi inside the rotting log and not the wood itself.
Comments: With all the dead oak and hickory we have laying around because of a severe ice storm this past January, this species may soon experience a population boom.