Subject: Stately moth
Location: Crawfordsville Indiana
July 14, 2017 10:14 am
This curious moth on my office door looks beige and drab at first glance, but sports a stately blue spot near its head on closer inspection. Can you help identify?
This delicate beauty is a Sycamore Tussock Moth which we verified by comparing your image to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “Overwinter as cocoons, adults emerge in May and June and lay eggs on the underside of leaves or bark of sycamore. Young larvae feed in groups, they scatter later.”