Tag Archives: lepidoptera
08.16.2022 Two-fer Tuesday
While looking for anything…it’s always good to keep your options open…I found a couple of colorful caterpillars over the weekend. Pearly Wood-nymph- Eudryas unio munching a grape leaf in Brickyard this past Saturday. There is another almost identical species, the … Continue reading
08.13.2022 Yes, this is a real thing!
Olive-shaded Bird Dropping Moth-Ponometia candefacta Bird Dropping moths are a subfamily of Owlet moths and yes, they do look like bird doo. Sadly, I’ve never photographed an adult to share so here are a few for examples.
08.08.2022 Macro Monday-Butterfly Fun
Well, limited fun. Just the two. I am seeing a few more visit the yard but most are on their way to an important meeting so don’t stop for more than a second in any one place. I’ve seen a … Continue reading
08.02.2022 Complaining does sometimes get you somewhere
So I have complained about not seeing many butterflies this year. I do believe their numbers are down just as is the case with most insects worldwide. But as often happens, once I open my big mouth something shows up. … Continue reading
07.30.2022 A special find for Blog Post #2300
Fourteen years ago I found one of the most beautiful caterpillars I’ve ever seen in our yard dining on some goldenrod leaves. That happened again yesterday morning after a brief shower. Brown-hooded Owlet-Cucullia convexipennis. I hope this one survives. The … Continue reading
07.29.2022 One of my faves
Large Lace-border-Scopula limboundata I look forward to seeing these moths in my woods every year. I love the pattern and delicate appearance and lace is certainly an apt name.
07.16.2022 Small Saturday
Sorry. I just can’t come up with something more clever. I saw one of these caterpillars on a daisy fleabane a few weeks ago but it was rolled tight atop the flower and didn’t make for a good image. But … Continue reading
07.06.2022 Arched Hooktip
Some things just seem to name themselves. While in the backyard with Bentley yesterday afternoon, I noticed this moth on some ferns and, although I never saw one before I have heard of them, automatically thought it was a hooktip. … Continue reading