The Scallop Moth have rounded, undulating edges that are most emphasized on the hindwings. Ripples of varying shades of brown also curve across all the wings. Some moths may even have red, purple, or yellow tones.
Caterpillars are brown or green with three white, angled marks along the sides. The sides of segments stick out like triangles. The top of the body also has raised ridges that look like diamond-shaped scales from above. They feed on gooseberry, maple, apple, and birch. One or two broods can be produced each year depending on the region.
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.