The yellow, round wings of The Beggar are dabbed with dark spots, giving the wings a worn-out and weathered look.
Purple-gray, or blue-gray, spots form two rows that cross the wings of The Beggar. The yellow wings appear translucent, letting light through. Adults are active from late spring through early autumn. They are attracted to lights at night. Caterpillars eat the leaves of maple trees and violets. Up to three broods can be produced each year.
Scientific Name: Eubaphe mendica
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 21mm to 30mm (0.82in to 1.17in)
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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.