Found in the eastern part of the continent, each wing of this moth has an orange, almost metallic, ridge near the head. Olive green patches of scales sit just below each ridge. Singular, round orange tufts sit in the center of the white part of the wings. Wing corners have brown patches, but the same orange coloring exists there as well, creating a sort of ‘eye’ at each wing tip. Overall, it has a woodsy color-scheme which fits well with its woodland habitat. Caterpillars feed on oak leaves, so look for adults in areas where oaks grow. This can include backyards and parks as well as woodlands.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Prince Edward Is.
Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
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.