Friday, January 27, 2012

Common Oak Moth (Phoberia atomaris - 8591)

Common Oak Moth
(Phoberia atomaris - 8591)


This is a common and highly variable noctuid
that appears early every spring. They range from pale gray to deep gray. The pattern is always the same, though.

As the name suggests, the larvae feed on oak leaves.



Lisa at Greenbow said...

This looks like a nice fresh speciman. The antennea look like wires.Great shot.

KaHolly said...

In all it's simplicity, a handome little guy!

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Anonymous said...

Great camouflage for being on an oak tree. Not as colorful as some of our delightful summer butterflies, but as KaHolly notes, beautiful in its simplicity.

Rambling Woods said...

How do you find these guys....amazing