This richly colored moth was resting on a gas pump. It was likely attracted to the station lights… which might be a good place to look for moths if you don’t mind attracting some attention from passersby. These moths can be found from summer into early fall. The larvae feed on pines, including Douglas-fir, Lodgepole, Ponderosa, Western White, and Western Hemlock. They are primarily found in coastal and mountain coniferous forests.
Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 6/22/20 in Bonner, MT.