Yellow Collared Scape Moth
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|Took me a while to research this moth. Turns out that there were other shots already posted on TN. This is a Yellow Collared Scape Moth, Cisseps fulvicollis (Hübner, 1818), of the Tiger Moth family. Adults are active by day (unusual for moths) and can often by found nectaring at goldenrod (Solidago) flowers. Also attracted to ultraviolet light. Although named "yellow collared", the collar is almost always orange in color. |
Superficially similar to Ctenucha virginica, but the wings are much narrower, and smaller overall. Adults appear in May and are active until the first killing frost.
PP USM, cropped.
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