Soft, white, silky, delicate and beautiful. These are a few of the words I’d use to describe the Satin moth I found today, sitting on a rain barrel, warming up in the sun.
I have found out that the Satin Moth is potentially a pest to some types of trees, particularly poplar, willow, cottonwood and aspen. Well, the moth itself isn’t but the caterpillars are. It’s a shame that something of such beauty is not always a benefit.
- it’s national moth week! (rebeccainthewoods.wordpress.com)
- Calgary gardener advises patience with recent moth influx (cbc.ca)