Pepper-and-Salt Moth (Biston betularia cognataria)
|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
Family: Geometridae (jee-o-MET-rid-ee) (Info)
Species: betularia cognataria
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
, Newfoundland and Labrador
|By Todd_Boland |
|Neutral ||DiOhio ||On Jan 26, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH
(Zone 6a) wrote:
Host Plants: Alders, birches, blueberries, elms, hackberries, larch, pecan, Prunus species, sumac, walnut, willows and other trees and shrubs.
In England this moth is known as the Peppered Moth.
I collected the caterpillar that I have shown and reared him in the cathouse on sumac and he did pupate, so we'll see if we get a moth this year.
Timer: 5.59 jiffies (0.05586314201355).