07.30.2020 Yellow-collared Scape Moth

While photographing the Dogbane Beetles the other day, I came across this moth also on the dogbane and managed just this one shot.  Even had it stuck around, I doubt I could have got a side view without rustling the thicket of plants and causing it to fly off anyway.

Cisseps fulvicollis on a Dogbane leaf- Apocynum cannabinum.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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26 Responses to 07.30.2020 Yellow-collared Scape Moth

  1. shoreacres says:

    You did a great job of capturing those feathery antennae.

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  2. Nice Steve! Like that it is at the tip of the leaf, gives an interesting shape to accent the antennas & legs of the Scape Moth! Insects do make cool photo subjects!

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    • For many of us they do and for the others they are creepy. I am glad most of my blogging friends appreciate insects…or most insects anyway. Spiders are not really insects. Thanks, Reed.


  3. Maria says:

    I like the contrast of black and orange on this one. The wings are wonderful.

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  4. Yup, I know the problem of trying for the side view while hoping the subject doesn’t react to your movement. Sometimes we win and sometimes we don’t.

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  5. Great photo of a stunner of a moth, Steve!

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  6. krikitarts says:

    This is so similar to the ctenucha moth (Ctenucha virginica) that I see in Minnesota that I spent some time researching the two. BugGuide says that the Ctenucha is roughly twice the size of the YC scape moth and that the Ctenucha’s hindwings are also black, while the scape moth’s hindwings are transparent in the center. Still, the resemblance is remarkable: https://krikitarts.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/warm-wishes-for-the-cold-season-part-2/ (third photo).

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    It’s a very striking image. I wouldn’t have know it’s a moth with its wings curled up that way. But I like it!

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    A pretty one, for sure!

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Beautifully done, Steve! I would not have considered this a moth, it’s so, I don’t know, dark and defined. 😉

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