Milky Urola Moth (Argyria lacteella)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Milky Urola Moth (Argyria lacteella)

New for my life list!

When I first photographed this moth, I assumed it was a snowy urola moth (Urola nivalis), which is common in my garden. Only while I was cropping the photo did I noticed subtle differences including the spots on the wings. Shows the importance of noticing tiny details when determining insect identification.

Shown on Florida Native Plant: a male saltbush (Baccharis halimifolia)


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