A new moth for 2014

A new moth, Sympistis forbesi, was reported earlier this year by Brigette Zacharczenko, David Wagner, and Mary Jane Hatfield (thanks also to them for the photos above). The moth feeds on horse gentian plants in the woodlands of eastern North America.

Reports like this are a reminder of the unexplored species diversity that exists, not only in distant and exotic locations, but in our own back yards.