As I strolled along the banks of the Banister River my curiosity called for a second glance at the trunk of an old gnarled black willow tree. A closer look revealed what might have triggered my backtracking for another look. After spending several moments in an unsuccessful search, there it was — a well-camouflaged little Geometrid Moth.
Another specimen had been added to my color slides of local Pittsylvania County moths. This took place on a late July day in 1973.
The well-known and amusing inchworms (see related article) are larvae of inchworm moths.
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Copyright © 2006 William T. Hathaway.