Sunday, August 31, 2014

Copper Underwing

When Erika and I opened the porch umbrella last week, about 50 Copper Underwing moths flew out. The species is common in hardwood forests across most of North America. The larvae feed on a wide varity of hardwood trees. Adults fly from early July and are most common in August and September. These moths have pale-orange underwings, which are often hidden by the forewings. I wish I had known to look. Thanks to Scott King for ID help.

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