This moth was sleeping on the wall by the door. We were hurrying to beat the rush hour traffic, but I stopped to take a couple of fast photos. Good thing I did; when we came home, the moth had gone.
|Lophocampa argentata, the Silver-spotted Tiger moth.|
This is the same species as the one I found on the Sunshine Coast two years ago, but this one was a darker brown. (When I over-saturated the colours, it showed a hint of purple on the wings.)
Forestry, UBC, says,
Adults on wing in July and August depositing green eggs in clusters on host foliage. Douglas-fir is a major host in the lower mainland.We have a few Douglas firs among our evergreens. I'll look for those green eggs.
|Not a face shot. Although those two black spots might fool a bird into thinking it's some kind of small rodent. With big ears. Or maybe horns?|