Friday, August 10, 2007

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Look at what I found on my house this morning! Now, I'm not a smarty farty when it comes to insects, I wish I were. THANK GOD for a good description and Google Images!!!! That's how I found out that this 1/2" little friend of mine is the Ailanthus Webworm Moth. He's from Central to South America and migrates north to the US and Canada. Whooo, what a trip! Anyway, they mate at dawn, visit flowers during the day and lay eggs at dusk. Pretty strange since moths are nocturnal and usually only out at night. Isn't he handsome? I wish I could have witnesses him open his wings.