A small, but highly patterned moth, the Yellow-spotted Webworm Moth has yellow bands and accents on its earthy, brown wings.
About the size of a fingernail, this small moth can easily escape notice. Fortunately, it is active during the day, so that increases the possibility of crossing paths with it. Dark brown wings have yellow notches at the outer edges that become curvy lines crossing the rest of the wings. The hindwings follow the same color scheme, but the inner bottom fringe is white. Wings are held open and flat when resting. The body is brown with narrow bands of yellow. Life history and diet information about this moth are unknown.
Scientific Name: Anageshna primordialis
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 5mm to 6mm (0.20in to 0.23in)
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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.