Category Archives: Lepidoptera

10.18.2015 The long and the short of it

Exposure-wise, that is.  These are not exactly identical as they were shot a few minutes apart and the light was changing frequently on a partly cloudy morning.  The sun was peeking in and out between clouds which made for some … Continue reading

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08.15.2015 Geina periscelidactylus

The title here sounds a bit like Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid…which I can say more easily than the above Latin name…just barely), but it’s a moth…and a beauty at that. Grape Plume Moth on a milkweed leaf.I’ve not done much mothing … Continue reading

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07.17.2015 Streaking

Ha!  This isn’t what you were thinking.  🙂 Here are two species of Hairstreak butterflies.  We allow milkweed to grow on one side of our driveway in hopes of attracting a Monarch to lay some eggs.  So far we have … Continue reading

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07.02.2015 Wahconah Falls Brook

The brook is a few miles long, but this section is just a few feet, 100 or so, down brook from the falls.  I am not sure if this would have benefited from a wade, but I liked the lineup … Continue reading

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03.15.2015 The Sweetheart

Newly ID’d by the nice folks at BugGuide.  AKA Catocala amatrix.  I posted this on BG.N back in August of 2010 and someone found it while cleaning up during the quiet winter season and gave me an ID. This is a … Continue reading

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01.22.2015 Erotica….PG-13

The other day, Steve S. wondered if Erotica would be next up from me.  I don’t have too much that would qualify, but there is this…..Making sure the night will have firefly lights (Photuris sp.)   Spotted Thyris moths ( … Continue reading

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09.14.2014 Bronzed Cutworm

This was just a lucky find in my backyard this afternoon.  I was hanging out with Murphy and noticed this moth sitting on some Boneset in the cool late afternoon air…it is still there several hours later.  I guess a … Continue reading

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