The Mulberry Wing
June 7 marked my long overdue season debut at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. One group that was well represented that night was the emerald group of geometers. At first glance, this would appear to be among them, but actually it's a member of the carpet group (Larentinae).  It's The Bad-wing (Dyspteris abortivaria). I think that name has something to do with a tough time a collector was having spreading it -- which I'm sure paled in comparison to the moth's situation.   

Moth of the Week 2008 Steve Walter