Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pale Beauty

Despite the heat and wind of 10 June in Northfield, Erika and I took a short walk in the St. Olaf College campus. We came upon this relatively large, white moth. Googling “large white month MN” quickly led to the moth’s identity: Campaea perlata—Pale Beauty.

This moth is very common across northern North America. Adults are usually nocturnal. Perhaps this individual was blown by the wind from a perch. Their larvae consume a variety of trees and shrubs.

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