This beautiful species of moth can be found from southern Canada to Georgia and Texas. The caterpillars feed on a wide variety of plants and are known to be “messy eaters”—they adorn their bodies with plant fragments, usually flower petals, to camouflage themselves while feeding.

Size: Wingspan ≈ 13 – 24 mm

Photo by: Glenn Marangelo on 7/29/22 in Missoula, MT