Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island--Jeremy B. Tatum



Polia nimbosa



I found the caterpillar of this moth in early April on Elder. It fed on Elder leaves without much enthusiasm, and I suspect that it might have wandered on to the Elder from some other nearby tree or shrub. Since the caterpillar was full-grown in early April, I would speculate (only!) that winter was spent in the larval state. It spent only a few weeks as a pupa, and the adult moth emerged on the last day of May.

Go to next species
Go to previous species
Go to Table of Contents
Go to Index
Go to Title Page