Tag Archives: lepidoptera

07/27/2021-Common Wood-nymph

This was a fun pursuit. I visited an area in town called Brickyard.  It’s a fairly large meadow which is broken up in a few spots by trees and a small river.  As I walked a path around the meadow … Continue reading

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07.26.2021 Macro Monarch Monday

We’ve had lots of Monarch visitors in the yard flying around depositing eggs and there have been several larvae nibbling on the milkweeds. This was my first opportunity to capture one while nectaring. We seem to be having a good … Continue reading

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07/21/2021 Wordless Wednesday-Summer Azure

Summer Azure-Celastrina neglecta

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07.19.21 Macro Monday…another little piece of Nature

Cabbage White- Pieris rapae on a garden geranium.  These are quite active and just when you think you are homed in on one it flies.  Fortunately this one was hungry.

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07.13.2021 Grape Plume Moth

This moth- Geina periscelidactylus which is not the first image that comes to mind when you think of a moth landed on a milkweed leaf as a gentle rain was falling. Every day there is something different on our milkweeds but so … Continue reading

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07.01.2021 Yipes, that was fast!

I am always amazed at the acceleration, so it seems anyway, of time.  June passed so quickly. We just ended our second heat wave of 2021 (not nearly as awful and deadly as that which the Northwest recently experienced) and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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09.18.2020 One of the visitors to our Canada Goldenrod

Bronzed Cutworm Moth-Nephelodes minians I guess I am a fan of these, at least in our yard, as their larvae eat grasses so save me some mowing…well, I am sure not much mowing really. But for those who grow grain crops  … Continue reading

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09.17.2020 Garage Moth

Moths seem to like doing an overnight on our garage walls.  Not a lot, but every once in a while I find one or two.  This Juniper Twig Geometer-Patalene olyzonaria was fortunately at eye level.  I have had to put up … Continue reading

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08.26.2020-2 Last Night’s Moths

For me, finding one moth at night is pretty good.  I don’t try to attract them and just photograph whatever comes in on its own. One summer I did put up a sheet and lights and baited some trees which … Continue reading

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