White-spotted Sable Moth
Anania funebris


Anania funebris
My friend, Ruth, spotted this tiny moth among a herd of miniature "Blues" (butterflies) on the Tibble Fork
Road that goes between American Fork Canyon and Midway, Utah.  This moth is in an almost perfect state with
even the white fringe intact. The one below that I found at Jordanelle in 2011 was quite worn.  © Carol Davis 6-1-2012


Anania funebris
This striking moth, that looks like someone dropped white paint on its wings, was flitting around in the
Jordanelle wetlands below the dam. 
Adult sable moths feed on pollen and the larvae dine on the
 beautiful, copious Goldenrod that's known for tormenting hay fever sufferers throughout Utah.

 © Carol Davis, 7-3-2011
© Carol Davis, 7-3-2011

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