Yellow antennae are hallmarks of the Close-banded Yellowhorn Moth, blending in well with its forest dwelling.
Yellowhorn moths have yellow antennae. The Close-banded Yellowhorn has long, thin antennae with short comb-like 'teeth' in males, but simple antennae in females. A mix of black and white, the overall gray color of the moth is interrupted by a dark gray-black band that completely crosses the forewings. Inside this dark band sits a white spot, almost completely outlined in black, near the edge of edge forewing. Just under the band and spot is a bean-shaped marking. The face is covered in light gray and white hairs. It is similar in appearance to its relative, the Saddled Yellowhorn, which has a large dark patch on the center of its wings.
Caterpillars of the Close-banded Yellowhorn Moth eat leaves from a variety of common trees. Everything from oak to poplar trees are host plants, making this species a popular inhabitant of most deciduous forests.
Scientific Name: Colocasia propinquilinea
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 20mm to 24mm (0.78in to 0.94in)
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Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.