Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Celery Leaftier

This moth is a Celery Leaftier (Udea rubigalis), also known as a Greenhouse Leaftier. Moths of this species are very tiny; this one was between 10 and 20mm long. A lot of these are fluttering around now. This was one of the few cooperative enough to pose while I fiddled with my camera's controls. Larvae for this moth feed on beans, beets, celery, and spinach.