Tag Archives: moth

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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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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