Scalloped Oak Moth

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Why go to all the trouble of setting up a moth trap when you can just wait for the moth to come to you?  Clearly there are lots of good reasons to set up a moth trap, but anyhoo …. I was visited by this scalloped oak moth, Crocallis elinguaria.Photo of scalloped oak moth

This moth will have spent the winter as an egg before hatching into a larva, that looks a little like a twig. The larvae feed on a variety of trees and shrubs, they will also eat smaller larvae.Photo of scalloped oak moth

It then turns into this night flying moth during July and August.Photo of scalloped oak moth

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