Goldenrod with Dingy Cutworm Moth

Canada Goldenrod with Dingy Cutworm moth
Canada Goldenrod with Dingy Cutworm moth

In the field next to us (also cultivated extensively by raccoons and skunks) grow lots of these cheery yellow goldenrod. As I have said more than once on this project, this plant is not responsible for your seasonal allergies, but frequently suffers unjustly from being blamed for it. For my part, I enjoy looking closely at it to view what visitors are drinking from the hundreds of tiny florets and on this occasion I wasn’t disappointed as I managed to get 2 to share with you today. The Dingy Cutworm moth looks like it was designed in the Art Deco period and is very unimaginately named “Dingy”. I have no idea what the tiny bug above it is, but thought he looked very smart in his striped red, white and black uniform. If anyone knows, please let me know and I will add it here on the post. So now you have homework, if you have time to spare and a more helpful insect identifying app than I do. I hope you have a bit of fun today, whatever you are doing. View all posts on the Home page.  A Flower a Day #368   

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