"The Four-spotted"   (two photos)
Tyta luctuosa

Also called: "Field Bindweed Moth"


the four-spotted
I saw this little moth on the beach at Utah Lake and just
 kept hoping that it would land for a minute - and it did! I took
about five shots - one more below.  © Carol Davis 8-23-2018

field bindweed moth
  It was introduced to the United States (from Italy) in Oklahoma
 in 1987.  The larvae feed on Field Bindweed (what we westerners
call Morning Glory) and they weaken the plant, making it
susceptible to disease. We found this species again
on August 28 when I returned with my brother and
sister-in-law.  Read more about this little moth here.

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