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.

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3 comments:

John 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?

ladyfi said...

What a splendid creature!