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.
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.