Poison Hemlock Moth
Agonopterix alstroemeriana
"Dilbert Moth" (my personal name for it)

poison hemlock moth
Think about it...doesn't the head of this moth look like Dilbert's head?  That's the first thing
I thought of when I saw it. Cute!  The larvae feed on Poison Hemlock, which can be found
throughout the US, and are used for biological control of this plant.  I photographed the moth
after it emerged from Blue Periwinkle (wandering vinca) growing in my yard.  I would imagine
 the adults feed on nectar.  © Carol Davis, 7-8-2009

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