White fringe runs along all the bottom edges of this green moth. A thin white line crosses the wings and bends at a boxy angle on the hindwings. The green body has white on the ‘back’ and the legs and antennae are also white. It is most active from late spring through midsummer.
Caterpillars feed on the leaves of a variety of trees like ash, birch, fir, maple, oak, white pine, and willow. They are active from late summer through the middle of autumn. Pupae overwinter and emerge as adults the next year. Look for the adult and larvae in deciduous forests and 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.