Orange and black moth - Pryeria sinica
Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
November 2, 2007
Size: WS= ~25mm BL= ~14mm
Taking a break at work this chilly morning, around 0900, I saw a couple "bugs" fly past me and land in a pine tree so I went over to check them out. I'd never seen moths like this before (haven't even stumbled across one in the guide) so I went back in and grapped a cup to catch one in. Both were males. It isn't overly active, I didn't even have to chill it to take the images and they don't seem to be strong fliers. It can cling, upside down, to the smooth plastic container I have it in. It seemed to release a faint, musty odor when I was coaxing it back into the container.
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