The Infant Moth – 4/7/14

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 4/7/14

Observation Time: 11:55 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond area (field near dam)

Common Name:“The Infant” moth

Scientific Name: Archiearis infans

Comments: “Infans” is a Latin word meaning “an infant”; refers to the adult’s early emergence from a pupa in the spring, and is the basis for the common names “The Infant” and “First-born Geometer.”

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The Infant Moth

The Infant Moth