Subject: Indian Head Dress Moth
Geographic location of the bug: Wayne NJ
Time: 03:29 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: hi,
found this on my front window after a rain storm.
How you want your letter signed: na
This is a Pearly Wood Nymph, Eudryas unio, (see BugGuide) which can be distinguished from the very similar looking Beautiful Wood Nymph, according to BugGuide, because the “dark band along outer margin of forewing is scalloped on the inside, not smoothly curved.” We are amused that you described this Pearly Wood Nymph as an “Indian Head Dress Moth” because our readers have often observed that they resemble bird droppings, and we agree.