Subject: Never seen this before
Location: Lancaster County
July 11, 2016 8:17 am
Found this on my flag this morning. Have never seen this before? Please enlighten.
Signature: James DeBord
Where is Lancaster County? If you are in UK, this is a native species. If you are in Pennsylvania or North Carolina, this is an introduced species. It is a Wood Leopard Moth, Zeuzera pyrina, and according to BugGuide: “Supposedly introduced (from its native Europe?) in mid-1800s; first reported in North America at Hoboken, New Jersey in 1882. It is considered a pest of some fruit trees.”
Yes sorry, I didn’t specify. Pennsylvania. Thanks for the info. I have never seen one before in all my years in PA.