Subject: Moth identification
Location: Pacific Northwest
June 23, 2013 8:02 pm
Can you help me identify this lovely lady? I thought she was a cocoon of some sort until I got up close to her. It was not until after I snapped the photo and zoomed in on her that I realized the reason for her extreme stillness, notice the tiny green eggs she is laying. Photo taken by me, approximately 6 PM, 06/23/2013, Seattle, WA. Coincidentally, the evening of the supermoon!
Signature: Sincerely, K. P. Sullivan
Dear K.P. Sullivan,
We didn’t think this would be a difficult identification, however, we were not successful at getting an identification. We aren’t even certain of the family. Perhaps one of our readers will post a comment today and help us successfully provide you with an identification.
W.C. Eddie provides an identification: Prominent Moth
See BugGuide for information on Nadata oregonensis.