Melonworm Moth

Subject: Feathery tailed moth
Location: New Orleans
November 22, 2014 10:58 pm
Found this bug at the local farmers market in New Orleans. It appears to be a black and white moth with a feathery tail. Any clues to what it is?
Signature: Milk n moths

Melonworm Moth
Melonworm Moth

Hi Milk n moths,
This Melonworm Moth gets its common name because the caterpillars “feed on cucumber family plants: cucumber, melon, squash” according to BugGuide.

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