Close-Banded Yellowhorn Moth (Colocasia propinquilinea)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Close-Banded Yellowhorn Moth.
Updated: 5/16/2018; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
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.
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.