Yes, I'm again trying to prime the pump for Spring, 2011, by posting photos from a past spring.
Range: Maine across southern Canada to North Dakota; south to central Texas and the Gulf States.
Life History: Males perch on low shrubs and tree branches during the day, watching for females. Eggs are laid on twigs of the host during the summer, and hatch the following spring. Caterpillars eat catkins and leaves.
Caterpillar Hosts: Many species of oak (Quercus), walnut (Juglans), and hickory (Carya).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers -- in this case, an Ox-eyed Daisy.
Habitat: Forest areas and neighboring open edges and fields.
Macro Monday hosted by Lisa's Chaos.