This beautiful graceful looking ……?
Dear Bugman,
This beautiful graceful looking ……? was flying from bloom to bloom on the privet here in northeastern PA. The orange band around the neck reminds me of chenille, and the antenna of fringe. Please help with a name for it so I can learn more about it. Thank you for your help.

Hi Denise,
The Grape Leaf Skeletonizer, Harrisina americana, is one of the Smoky Moths in the family Zygaenidae. The caterpillars feed in groups on grape leaves, leaving only the veins, hence the common name.

Location: Pennsylvania

2 Responses to Grape Leaf Skeletonizer

  1. Lynette says:

    Is the Grape Leaf Moth with the red/orange band on its neck, found in Arizona?

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