|Bud Moth (Spilonota ocellana)|
Aethes rubigana is the last of the new micro-moths that we've identified. We had two of these. I really like their attractive yellow color. Aethes 'unusual, strange' possibly refers to this because yellow is not a usual color to see. Rubigo or rubiginis 'rust' comes from the rusty-looking markings on the wings.
- Post by Jane Wu