WOW, thank you Doug. Can you tell what you’re looking at? It is a “Jucose Sallow Moth” but get a load of its nickname: “The Joker Moth.” By day, Doug is an Agroforestry Specialist. By night he chases moths–and “that” deserves a title too, as in a: Lepidopterist. He tells me that moths are often forgotten but always beautiful. He adds: ”They are one of the earliest moths we have and feed on spruce trees and appear in mid April. They are a prize species to encounter for any Lepidopterist or naturalist and I was lucky enough to have a chance to photograph them at my parents farm many moons ago”.
DID YOU KNOW? The Joker Moth resembles the colorful green lichen on the trunks of spruce trees. This species is a common spring moth and John Acorn “The Nature Nut” holds a Feralia festival every year to honor them.
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