Friday, May 30, 2014

Moth At The Compost Bin

I've found this little moth perched on our backyard compost bin twice in the past week.  It is an American Idia, Idia americalis.  The compost bin is an appropriate location; it's caterpillars feed on leaf litter.  The caterpillar over-winters in the leaf litter, so I suppose there were American Idia caterpillars in our compost bin over the winter, which metamorphosed into the moth I photographed.