This moth was by the light on our porch one morning. As well as Putnam's Looper Moth, it has also been called Lempke's Gold Spot. It caught my attention being bright gold coloured with white spots.
Common Name: Putnam's Looper Moth
Scientific Name: Plusia putnami
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Anthropoda (Anthropods)
Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Family: Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Species: putnami (Putnam's Looper Moth)
Other Facts: Its caterpillar is a green inchworm with a white stripe on each side down the length of it.
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