The chaotic green coloring, zig-zag stripes, and varied patches on The Joker make it hard to miss, but hopefully not hard to get.
Ghoulish colors of The Joker draw up images of the famous villain from Batman lore. The moth, however, also sports a brown version that is less conspicuous. Caterpillars are plump and green with five white rows consisting of elongated ovals that stretch from head to rear. The two bottom left and right lines are tipped with a rusty red color.
Adults are most active from early spring to the start of summer. They are attracted to lights. Look for them in evergreen forests or edges filled with spruce, fir, and hemlock trees.
Scientific Name: Feralia jocosa
Other Name(s): Jocose Sallow
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 18mm to 22mm (0.70in to 0.86in)
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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.