Edwards Glassy Wing Moth (Pseudohemihyalea edwardsii)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Edwards Glassy Wing Moth.
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The shimmering, iridescent wings of the Edward's Glassy Wing Moth lend it an understated beauty.
The brown wings on this moth have a sparkling sheen on them best seen in the light. This gives the wings a glassy appearance. Its pinkish red abdomen is visible when the wings are spread open. A large tuft of brown hair covers the thorax. While other members of the Tiger Moth family have bold colors, this species is more muted. They have excellent hearing.
Edward's Glassy Wings are most active in autumn and they are nocturnal. Adults are not believed to eat anything. Caterpillars feed on the leaves of oak trees. These furry larvae are dark brown with large heads. They are covered in black spiky hairs all along their bodies. Really long tan and black hairs extend from the head and the rear. Like the adults, these caterpillars are nocturnal, coming out to feed at night and hiding under leaves during the day.