I saw these two moths, begging for their photos to be taken, so I obliged them!
They told me I should send a copy to my fellow blogger over the pond that goes bonkers for moths!
Grammia ~ Tiger Moth Not sure of the specific species. The website Moth Photographers Group was very helpful in getting me this far, however there are a few too may to choose from.
Woolly caterpillars prefer to feed on lambs quarters, violets and clovers. They also eat dandelions, nettles, sunflower, burdock, yellow and curly docks, and most wild plants. They occasionally feed on garden plants as well, including spinach, cabbage, other greens, asters and garden herbs.
The Pink-legged Tiger Moth, or the Red-legged Diacrisia (Spilosoma latipennis), is a moth in the Arctiidae family. It was described by Stretch in 1872. It is found in most of North America.
The wingspan is about 38 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September.
The larvae feed on various plants, including ash trees, dandelions, impatiens and plantain.
I absolutely must find out where she got her beautiful fur wrap!!! 😉
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