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what kind of moth?
Location: Silverado, California
February 1, 2011 12:07 am
Hi, my niece snapped this pretty moth today at her barn. Wondering what type of moth it is so we can further study it.
Signature: Sandy

Ceanothus Silkmoth

Dear Sandy,
This lovely moth is a Ceanothus Silkmoth.  The caterpillars feed upon the leaves of the California Lilac or Ceanothus, and despite planting several of these pretty native shrubs in the garden, we have been unable to lure the Ceanothus Silkmoth to our Mt Washington, Los Angeles offices.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: California

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