Tag Archives: moth

09.27.2017 Defying imagination

The insect world is beyond imagination.  Natural selection has created so many different species that I don’t think human artists could even approach duplicating the feat. And, although describing is beyond my intention in this post, their lives are just … 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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08.30.2014 A Planthopper, a Moth and a Wasp walk into a bar…….

Just a little attention getter there.  These guys aren’t actually speaking to each other. Here’s the Hopper…a Citrus Flatid Planthopper ( Metcalfa pruinosa ).The Moth…a ZigZag Herpetogramma (Herpetogramma thestealis).  This is a rare flashed image.And, last but not least, the … Continue reading

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08.25.2014 Both sides of the story

In this case, the story is a possible False Crocus Geometer.  I say possible because the Genus Xanthotype is a very confusing one with several species that can only be confidently identified by the delicate term…genitallic dissection.  I am happy … Continue reading

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06.24.2014 Some Leps

Here are two little winged creatures.  One whose name I know and one that I don’t.  Moths are difficult for me.  I just can’t seem to learn the markings that help narrow things down.  There are thousands of species and … Continue reading

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07.26.2013 My yard adventures #1

As the title implies, this is the first in a series of I don’t know how many with a few images from our yard. Milkweed is considered a pest by many.  But we encourage a few “Pet Milkweeds” to live … Continue reading

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