What kind of moth is this

Asked July 25, 2019, 9:45 AM EDT

What is this and is it harmful to any trees or shrubs? It's about 1 inch long.

Washington County Maryland

3 Responses

This is a beautiful wood-nymph moth (Eudryas sp.), a native insect. Their host plants include grape, Virginia creeper, and porcelainberry. They are not a common pest of landscape trees and shrubs. See more photos here, including what they look like in the caterpillar stage. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=7634


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