This day flying moth,(Amblyptilia picta) with its long slender wings and legs with spines on it, is the Geranium Plume Moth. The larvae feed on a wide variety of plants, including Shooting Stars. They feed on the foliage and flower buds of their host plant, and also bore into the seedpods and the leaves. The species overwinters as an adult
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.