Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth – 6/25/15

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/25/15

Observation Time: 2:00 p.m.

Observation Location: field at junction of Lakeview and Morse Streets

Common Name: Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth

Scientific Name: Speranza pustularia

Comments: Note the frond-like antennae of the moth in the photo. Moths typically have larger, more intricate antennae than butterflies.

In the United States and Canada, more than 750 species of butterflies and 11,000 species of moths have been recorded. There are still thousands of moth and butterfly species that have not been found or described by scientists.

More Information: North American Moth Photographer’s Group