Crocus Geometer

August 15, 2017
Large yellow moth on white sheet

I took a rare weekday night out in Jaffrey, since the kids had just gotten back from camp, and I hadn't been along for the pickup. I also got a new blacklight bulb for my moth trap - the old had gotten very dim. It was a good evening for spotting the moths outside, though fairly little was in the bucket when I unpacked it.

This one is Crocus Geometer (Xanthotype Sp.) - there's apparently two species here that can't be distinguished based on external characteristics. I confidently (and incorrectly) identified a similar one two years ago at Pine Haven.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/08/14