Morbid Owlet Moth – 6/4/24

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/4/24

Observation Time: 12:15 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Morbid Owlet Moth

Scientific Name: Chytolita morbidalis

Comments: The morbid owlet moth is found in large parts of North America The larvae feed on the leaves of various deciduous trees. As you can see from the photo, the adult moth blends in with the leaf litter on the ground.

More Information:  iNaturalist andWikipedia and Butterflies and Moths of North Ameerica