Wild Forget-me-not Moths are found in the western coastal states of the U.S. as well as Nevada and Arizona. Their range is above sea level and they are often seen flying near forest openings, fields, and meadows. The equally bold caterpillar is black with a yellow line running down the 'spine' and one on each side. The body is covered in black hairs that grow from black-and-blue bumps on each segment. The glossy head is red or orange-red. This caterpillar feeds on the leaves of hound's tongue, forget-me-not, California stickseed and bluebells.
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
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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.