A few days ago, I was passing by Granny's Garden, a wonderful school garden, and the gorgeous bright Summer-colored flowers were calling to me. So I stopped to wander among those lovely flowers and vegetables. I peered in closer. On a celosia flower, I spotted this pretty-patterned creature I thought was a beetle. turns out, it's a moth!
Ateva aurea, is an ermine webworm moth from the family Yponomeutidae (means "feeding secretly").
MORE about this moth--Butterflies and Moths of North America (A. aurea is found from the eastern to the midwest USA and dips into Canada and Mexico.)
Granny's Garden School
Wordless Wednesday/Wordy Wednesday--where I linked up:
Create With Joy
A Southern Daydreamer
This week's challenge is the letter F. F is for flying.
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