On Mar 20, 2014, sewersadie from Sydney,
Can someone please help me identify this moth? It looks a lot like this other greenish moth but doesn't have the pink border that my dead moth has.. how can I upload the photos please? I'm very intrigued to know the name/species of this bug.
On Jan 26, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Host Plant: yucca.
The maxillary palp in the female Yucca moth bears a long, curved "tentacle" for collecting pollen from Yuccas.
The female punctures the pistil of a Yucca flower, inserts 1 egg per puncture, and then packs pollen into the opening. This ensures pollinization of the flower and a seed supply for the larvae to feed on.
Adults emerge when Yucca plants bloom.