What is this moth?

serge94501June 25, 2013

These guys are all over and seem to love everything. I mostly find them in the veggies but think they are in the citrus also?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

The adults drink nectar from various flowers.

The more important question is where are they laying their eggs? Soooo, have you seen any caterpillars lately? If so, please post their mug shots.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 12:18AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Looks more like a butterfly than a moth. Could even be Cabbage Whites busy nectaring on everything they find.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 8:50AM
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kimpa(z6b PA)

Cabbage whites are the most common butterflies we see but they should have only one or two spots on each wing. This one looks like 3 spots. Look at other ones to see if they have 3 spots too. Even though they can be considered a vegetable pest, I love the atmosphere they create!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:11AM
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zackey(GA 8b)

That is the one I wished I had killed! I thought they were so pretty and harmless. About a week after I saw them I had about 150 tiny caterpillars attack my beautiful tomato plants. I battled them every day for 2 weeks. I don't like to kill anything, but those darn things cause alot of extra work and set my vertigo into a tail spin!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 6:21PM
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