• Moth ID

    Question

    Came across this little dude. The picture doesn't reflect the amount of blue in it's wings. It was about the size of a quarter. Any idea what it is?

    Naturalist's Response

    Looks like you photographed a Grapevine Epimenis Moth. Can you guess the host plant for the caterpillar? If you guessed “grape,” you would be correct. The adult moths, however, seek nectar from flowers of apple, redbud, sumac and others. It usually flies fairly early in the spring.

    -Naturalist Linda Gilbert