Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Eaton and Kaufman's insect guide. This is a very common Spring Cankerworm Moth (Paleacrita vernata), a member of the Geometridae. Larvae pupate underground and spend the winter in the soil. Adults emerge as early as February and fly from February through May. Even before seeing this moth, I had been thinking it might be worth putting out the moth light soon. Maybe I will once the rest of the snow is gone from my mothing area.