Why go to all the trouble of setting up a moth trap when you can just wait for the moth to come to you? Clearly there are lots of good reasons to set up a moth trap, but anyhoo …. I was visited by this scalloped oak moth, Crocallis elinguaria.
This moth will have spent the winter as an egg before hatching into a larva, that looks a little like a twig. The larvae feed on a variety of trees and shrubs, they will also eat smaller larvae.
It then turns into this night flying moth during July and August.