Subject: The Hebrew
Location: Troy, VA
August 3, 2016 9:19 am
I thought you might like this picture of what I believe to be a Hebrew moth. It’s not quite as sharp an image as I would like, but you can still see the lovely markings quite clearly. I only got one photo before she flew off.
Signature: Grace Pedalino
Your image of The Hebrew moth, Polygrammate hebraeicum, is a marvelous addition to our archive as we only have one rather blurry image of The Hebrew in our archives that was submitted in 2005. According to BugGuide: “Both common name ‘The Hebrew’ and specific epithet hebraeicum likely refer to resemblance of the pattern to Hebrew characters” According to the Butterflies and Moths of North America: “Caterpillar Hosts: Black gum trees.”