A profusion of dense, brown hairs cover the head and thorax on this woodsy, brown moth.
Garman's Quaker is an earthy-colored moth with a large, hairy thorax that looks like a furry collar. Its wings are medium brown with two light brown spots on each forewing, and a light brown border on the bottom edge. A trio or cluster of black dots can be found just above that border. Wings at rest form a tent shape over the moth's body.
The fleshy caterpillar is tan in color with an orange head that has short white bristles on it. It can blend in well with the branches it crawls on. It seems to feed on a wide variety of deciduous trees.
Scientific Name: Orthosia garmani
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 30mm to 32mm (1.17in to 1.25in)
Colors: brown; tan; black
Descriptors: light border; black spots on wing bottom; flying; hairy thorax; furry head
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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.