06.19.2021 Large-lace border

One of my favorite moths that I have seen a number of times over the years. This one is about 1″ in wingspan and I was lucky to find it in such pristine condition.

Large Lace Border-Scopula limboundata in my backyard.

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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28 Responses to 06.19.2021 Large-lace border

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Gorgeous moth with a wonderfully descriptive name! so pretty sitting on the green ferns.

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  2. picpholio says:

    He has not stolen his name šŸ™‚ It’s a beauty !

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  3. And not just in pristine condition, but also on foliage that somewhat mimics the patterning on the moth.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! I found what I’m now certain is a Scopula moth at the Attwater prairie, and its unidentified image has been lingering in my files. It’s a different species, with a slightly different ‘decoration,’ but there’s no question it’s the same genus. (Well, at least to my eye.) It has that same lovely fringe, and the same four small dots, and the same basic color. It does have some additional, larger dark patches. I’ll run it past BugGuide and see if their ID matches the one I’ve tentatively settled on.

    I will say that yours choose a far more elegant landing spot. It’s a beautiful moth, nicely framed by those lovely ferns.

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    • I am glad that this was helpful in whittling down the possibilities for your moth ID. If you look at the species on the BG.N page you will see that they are somewhat variable and on this page they do occur in TX.
      I’ve found these on both ferns and oak leaves. I don’t know if that is coincidental or if they are preferred lounging locations. Neither is preferred food for the larvae.

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  5. Wonderful capture of this beauty on the ferns, Steve!

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  6. That’s amazing, such a delicate fringe, really lovely

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Well-named, it is a beauty.

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  8. Ann Mackay says:

    What a beauty – it really does look like a little piece of lace!

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  9. Beautiful photo, Steve. The moth certainly stands out from the ferns.

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  10. Gallivanta says:

    Such a beauty. And how lucky for us it landed within reach of your photographer’s eye.

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  11. Beautiful Image Steve!

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  12. Todd Henson says:

    I can see why it might be a favorite. It really is gorgeous, and that detail around the edges of the wings with the lace look to it, really nice. Beautiful background, too.

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  13. bluebrightly says:

    So pretty on the ferns!

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