Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Baltimore Bomolocha Moth (Hypena baltimoralis)

Baltimore Bomolocha Moth (Hypena baltimoralis) 
(Species information from BugGuide.)

AKA: Baltimore Hypena

Range: Eastern North America -- Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Arkansas, north to Wisconsin and Ontario.

Habitat: Deciduous forests or edges; adults are nocturnal and come to light.

Food: Larvae feed on maples.

Comments: Flies from March through October, depending upon location. Two generations in the north; two or more in the south.

Remarks: This moth decided to join me in my basement shop while I was working on some spoons.



John B. said...

Nice! I still haven't seen one of these.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You always get the best shots of bugs. We had a Nessus sphinx moth at the bluebells. Don'tcha jus luv this time of year?

Anonymous said...

What a splendid creature!