Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Eight Spotted Forester

     Google this name and you will find I am one of many bloggers who felt this moth merited a post.  In addition to it's striking appearance, it is an example of the fuzzy line between butterflies and moths because it feeds during the daytime.  I love the orange socks on the fore-legs. 
The caterpillar of this species feeds on grape plants and Virginia creeper. 
This adult was visiting my lavender.

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