Black and white Polka dot moth
Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 2:10 PM
Can you identify this moth for me? It is not the polka dot wasp moth I know, but I am curious. It was about 1.5 inches in wing spread.
Gill’s Rock, Wisconsin
Your moth is a White Spotted Sable, Anania funebris, which we quickly identified on bugGuide. It is diurnal, and often mistaken for a butterfly. The species is similar looking to the Eight Spotted Forrester. The White Spotted Sable is a Snout Moth in the family Crambidae.