Subject: Purple Plagodis taken at blacklight
Location: Frederick, MD
May 16, 2013 5:41 am
Here’s a Purple Plagodis that showed up at my blacklight trap on May 9th. Love the site!
Signature: Ben M.
We had not heard of a Purple Plagodis, Plagodis kuetzingi, prior to your submission and we are happy to post this new Geometer Moth to our site. According to BugGuide it is found from: “Nova Scotia to Virginia and Tennessee west to Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin” and adults fly from May to July. BugGuide also notes: “larval host is Fraxinus (ash trees).” The species is also represented on the Moth PHotographers Group and North American Moths has an interesting dialog about range maps.