09.07.2021 A regular visitor.

This is one moth that I see annually in the yard. I am not sure what the attraction is as their food is grains and corn which is not in our yard but they show up at the back door this time every year.  It’s a good long flutter to the nearest farm.

Bronzed Cutworm-Nephelodes minians. Shot on the glass to our back door which required just a bit of cleanup in PS.  Time to get out the Windex.


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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9 Responses to 09.07.2021 A regular visitor.

  1. Cool image of the cutworm .

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  2. Did you know that corn and grain are etymologically the same word? Corn is native English, while grain comes from Latin via Old French. In England, corn still means ‘grain’ in general rather than ‘maize’ in particular. In the United States we used to call maize Indian corn but eventually the Indian part got dropped.

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    • What a corny comment. I haven’t been to a late summer farm stand in a while so don’t know whether some still call it Indian corn. Personally I don’t think it is offensive but then I am not a Native American so hard for me to judge.


    • shoreacres says:

      Actually, Indian (or flint) corn still is grown. It’s used to create the facade of Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, along with other hybrids, and it’s the corn often preferred for autumn decorations. If it’s not already in the grocery stores, it will be soon.

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      • As I recall, the general change away from “Indian corn” to just “corn” had taken place in America by the end of the 1800s. It’s interesting to see how the term survived (or maybe got revived) as a name for the kind of corn with multicolored kernels.


      • Some roadside stands pop up at this time of the year here with both Indian Corn and pumpkins as well as hardy mums. It’s a colorful time in addition to the foliage.


  3. Nice Steve! Really stands out on the black background!

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