Western Furcula

Subject:  Moth Geographic location of the bug:  Northern washington Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 03:22 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Identify moth How you want your letter signed:  Travis Dear Travis, We searched through the plates on Pacific Northwest Moths are we believe we have identified your Prominent Moth as a Western Furcula, Furcula occidentalis … Read more

Puss Moth from the UK

Subject: Sphinx Moth? Location: DT6 4HP. United Kingdom April 13, 2016 11:17 am Found this lovely moth today. Spent all day resting on the stone fence support. Can only find similar ones on American sites. We are in West Bay , Dorset UK Signature: No Thanks to the UK Moths site, we are confident this … Read more

White Furcula Moth

Subject: Interesting Moth Location: Lindenwold, NJ August 14, 2015 5:32 am Hello Bugman, I saw an interesting moth, on the concrete, at the train station in Lindenwold, NJ in Camden County. I grew up in this region and can’t remember seeing a moth like this. I looked online, but I could find info on a … Read more

Oval-Based Prominent Moth

Subject: Oval-based Prominent Moth Location: Mancelona, MI July 6, 2014 6:30 pm The Oval-based prominent moth (Peridea basitriens) is overall a rather dull gray. What makes it stand out are the oval/almond shaped rings/patches that surround its fluffy ruff. It almost makes it look like a stained-glass window. Thus says Bugguide: it has a wingspan … Read more

Black Rimmed Prominent

Subject: Black Rimmed Prominent Location: Mancelona, MI June 29, 2014 5:37 pm This distinctly-patterned moth is the Black Rimmed Prominent (Pheosia rimosa). It can be found throughout North America. Evidently there’s another color morph, with a darker pattern, that was formerly considered a different species–you can see it on Bugguide. The young feed on aspen … Read more

White Dotted Prominent Moth

Subject: White-Spotted Prominent Location: Mancelona, MI June 27, 2014 7:48 pm This absurdly lovely moth is the Nadata gibbosa, or White-spotted prominent. (It’s not the Nadata oregonensis–Michigan is well out of the range of that look-alike.) This particular one was perched on a bracken fern in a deciduous forest. Yet another of our many recent … Read more