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Lesser Maple Spanworm

Posted on Jun 27, 2015

I had literally one shot of this moth, and here it is! I suppose the camera and the flash at dusk was enough for it to think about finding a better spot as it flew off to another bush. It looks to be a Lesser Maple Spanworm (Speranza pustularia), a common species with its name as a host plant, among several other abundant trees.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator