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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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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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08.22.2020 Master’s Dart

I often go out to see what’s on the Boneset just before going to bed. Last night I found this attractive Master’s Dart-Feltia herilis moth sipping nectar. The last time I photographed one of this species was 6 years ago … Continue reading

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08.19.2020 Fiery Dragon

How an insect is named is often interesting.  I’ve had this moth, a Mint-loving Pyrausta-Pyrausta acrionalis, visit the boneset for years.  As I was putting this post together I wondered about the name and found that Pyrausta is a mythological … Continue reading

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08.18.2020 American Idia

Not a spelling error, the American Idia-Idia americalis is a woodland litter moth. I almost didn’t see this one as it blended so well with the black birch bark. I used some curves adjusting to make it stand out a … Continue reading

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08.10.2020 Harlequin Webworm Moth

I’ve had these visit our boneset flowers for a long time.  Well, a long time ago for a long time.  The plant is starting to reestablish itself and they, along with many other insects, are returning too. Diathrausta harlequinalis This … Continue reading

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07.18.2020 Shaggy

There’s a lot more happening at the Milkweed Inn than just monarchs, although there can never be too many monarchs.  There are milkweed beetles which I shared the other day, milkweed bugs which I have yet to photograph this year, … Continue reading

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04.27.2020 Macro Monday Old Favorite

This is not an uncommon sight with many similar images posted on the internet.  There has not been anything of note to my knowledge so far, not that I am an expert, as to why these White Slant-line moths-Tetracis cachexiata … Continue reading

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02.17.2020 Macro Monday

The muddle continues.  Most of the transfer is complete and working well, but the LR catalog continues to be a problem.  Time heals all wounds.  🙂 I don’t post for Macro Monday very often, but noted that I have never … Continue reading

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08.10.2019 Must be scratchy on the way down

I wouldn’t imagine a bird would swallow one of these twice…if at all. Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar-Spilosoma virginica-aka Yellow Bear.  There’s more to Moosehorn Pond than frogs.  🙂

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